March weather forecast
Madison, WI

The State Capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin, on a beautiful spring evening
The State Capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin, on a beautiful spring evening

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a cold month in Madison, Wisconsin, with an average temperature varying between 41.5°F (5.3°C) and 27°F (-2.8°C).

Temperature

In Madison, Wisconsin, the average high-temperature in March increases from a subzero cold 27.3°F (-2.6°C) in February to a wintry 41.5°F (5.3°C). In March, in Madison, the average low-temperature is 27°F (-2.8°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in March in Madison, Wisconsin, is 80%.

Rainfall

The months with the least rainfall are January, March, November and December Rain falls for 4.2 days and accumulates 0.24" (6mm) of rain.

Snowfall

January through April, October through December are months with snowfall in Madison. In Madison, during 3 snowfall days, 0.16" (4mm) of snow is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Madison, there are 22.6 snowfall days, and 2.83" (72mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In Madison, the average length of the day in March is 11h and 58min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:32 am and sunset at 5:46 pm CST. On the last day of March, sunrise is at 6:40 am and sunset at 7:22 pm CDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 13. 2022, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from CST to CDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 6. 2022, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from CDT to CST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in March in Madison is 5.8h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Madison is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 in March transform into the following instructions:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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 average humidity in March in Madison?

The average relative humidity in March is 80%.

What is the driest month in Madison?

January, March, November and December are months with the least rain in Madison, Wisconsin, when the rain falls for 4.2 days and typically aggregates up to 0.24" (6mm) of rain.

How many days does it rain in March in Madison?

In March, in Madison, Wisconsin, the rain falls for 4.2 days. Throughout March, 0.24" (6mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Madison in March?

In Madison, Wisconsin, in March, snow falls for 3 days, with typically accumulated 0.16" (4mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Madison have in March?

The average day length in March is 11h and 58min.

When are sunrise and sunset in March in Madison?

On the first day of March in Madison, Wisconsin, sunrise is at 6:32 am and sunset at 5:46 pm CST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:40 am and sunset at 7:22 pm CDT.

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

On Sunday, March 13. 2022, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts in Madison, and the time zone changes from CST to CDT. DST ends Sunday, November 6. 2022, at 2:00 am.

How many hours of sunshine does Madison have in March?

In Madison, the average sunshine duration in March is 5.8h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Madison?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Madison is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health threat from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in March
Madison, WI

Average temperature in March - Madison, WI
  • Average high temperature in March: 41.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (78.6°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (23.9°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 27°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (61.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (10.8°F).

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Average pressure in March
Madison, WI

Average pressure in March - Madison, WI
  • Average pressure in March: 30.09"Hg

The months with the highest atmospheric pressure are January and February (30.11"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.91"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
Madison, WI

Average wind speed in March - Madison, WI
  • Average wind speed in March: 9.6mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (10.1mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (6.6mph).

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Average humidity in March
Madison, WI

Average humidity in March - Madison, WI
  • Average humidity in March: 80%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (88%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are April and October (77%).

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Average rainfall in March
Madison, WI

Average rainfall in March - Madison, WI
  • Average rainfall in March: 0.24"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (0.63").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January, March, November and December (0.24").

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Average rainfall days in March
Madison, WI

Average rainfall days in March - Madison, WI
  • Average rainfall days in March: 4.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (6.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (1.1 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Madison, WI

Average snowfall in March - Madison, WI
  • Average snowfall in March: 0.16"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (0.94").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Madison, WI

Average snowfall days in March - Madison, WI
  • Average snowfall days in March: 3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (5.6 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
Madison, WI

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Madison, WI
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 58min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 19min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 4min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 5h and 48min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9h and 48min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3h and 18min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Madison, WI

Average sunshine days in March - Madison, WI
  • Average sunshine days in March: 25.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (27 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (19.8 days).

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Average UV index in March
Madison, WI

Average UV index in March - Madison, WI
  • Average UV index in March: 2

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in March
Madison, WI

Average cloud cover in March - Madison, WI
  • Average cloud cover in March: 53

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 66).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 34).

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Average visibility in March
Madison, WI

Average visibility in March - Madison, WI
  • Average visibility in March: 6mi

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

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