March weather forecast
Charleston, West VA

The calm Kanawha River in front of Charleston, West Virginia, reflecting the city in its water
The calm Kanawha River in front of Charleston, West Virginia, reflecting the city in its water

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a cool month in Charleston, West Virginia, with an average temperature varying between 36.3°F (2.4°C) and 52.3°F (11.3°C).

Temperature

In Charleston, the average high-temperature in March rises from a frosty 43.3°F (6.3°C) in February to a cool 52.3°F (11.3°C). In Charleston, in March, the average low-temperature is 36.3°F (2.4°C).

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity is 79%.

Rainfall

In Charleston, in March, it is raining for 15.7 days, with typically 3.11" (79mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Charleston, there are 180.4 rainfall days, and 34.06" (865mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. In March, it is snowing for 7.1 days. Throughout March, 3.66" (93mm) of snow is accumulated. In Charleston, during the entire year, snow falls for 46.8 days and aggregates up to 22.01" (559mm) of snow.

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day in Charleston is 11h and 59min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:58 am and sunset at 6:19 pm EST. On the last day of March, in Charleston, sunrise is at 7:12 am and sunset at 7:48 pm EDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 12. 2023, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from EST to EDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 5. 2023, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from EDT to EST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in March in Charleston is 5.9h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Charleston is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 3 in March interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in March in Charleston?

In March, in Charleston, West Virginia, the average high-temperature is 52.3°F (11.3°C), and the average low-temperature is 36.3°F (2.4°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Charleston?

In Charleston, the average relative humidity in March is 79%.

How much does it rain in Charleston in March?

In Charleston, West Virginia, in March, it is raining for 15.7 days, with typically 3.11" (79mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How much does it snow in Charleston in March?

In Charleston, West Virginia, in March, during 7.1 snowfall days, 3.66" (93mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What is the average length of the day in March in Charleston?

The average day length in March is 11h and 59min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in March in Charleston?

In March, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:58 am and sunset at 6:19 pm EST. On the last day of the month, in Charleston, West Virginia, sunrise is at 7:12 am and sunset at 7:48 pm EDT.

When does Daylight Saving Time (DST) start in March in Charleston?

On Sunday, March 12. 2023, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts in Charleston, West Virginia, and the time zone changes from EST to EDT. DST ends Sunday, November 5. 2023, at 2:00 am.

How many hours of sunshine does Charleston have in March?

The average sunshine duration in March in Charleston is 5.9h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Charleston?

In Charleston, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in March
Charleston, West VA

Average temperature in March - Charleston, West VA
  • Average high temperature in March: 52.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (85.6°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (38.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 36.3°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (63.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (25.3°F).

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Average pressure in March
Charleston, West VA

Average pressure in March - Charleston, West VA
  • Average pressure in March: 30.09"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.16"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.98"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
Charleston, West VA

Average wind speed in March - Charleston, West VA
  • Average wind speed in March: 6.3mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (6.6mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (4mph).

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Average humidity in March
Charleston, West VA

Average humidity in March - Charleston, West VA
  • Average humidity in March: 79%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (82%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are June, July, August and November (76%).

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Average rainfall in March
Charleston, West VA

Average rainfall in March - Charleston, West VA
  • Average rainfall in March: 3.11"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (3.94").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.81").

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Average rainfall days in March
Charleston, West VA

Average rainfall days in March - Charleston, West VA
  • Average rainfall days in March: 15.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (20.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (11 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Charleston, West VA

Average snowfall in March - Charleston, West VA
  • Average snowfall in March: 3.66"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (5.51").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Charleston, West VA

Average snowfall days in March - Charleston, West VA
  • Average snowfall days in March: 7.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (14.1 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Charleston, West VA

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Charleston, West VA
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 59min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 48min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 33min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 5h and 54min

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10h and 12min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3h and 42min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Charleston, West VA

Average sunshine days in March - Charleston, West VA
  • Average sunshine days in March: 9.8 days

The months with the most sunshine days are October and November (16.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (8.4 days).

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Average UV index in March
Charleston, West VA

Average UV index in March - Charleston, West VA
  • Average UV index in March: 3

The months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in March
Charleston, West VA

Average cloud cover in March - Charleston, West VA
  • Average cloud cover in March: 54

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 63).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 33).

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Average visibility in March
Charleston, West VA

Average visibility in March - Charleston, West VA
  • Average visibility in March: 5mi

The months with the highest visibility are April and November (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, May, June, July, August, September, October and December (5mi).

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