March weather forecast
Anchorage, AK

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Wintertime in Anchorage, Alaska with mountains blanketed in snow
Wintertime in Anchorage, Alaska with mountains blanketed in snow

Weather in March

March is a crucial transitionary period in Anchorage. The city begins to shrug off winter's icy grasp, as temperatures start to climb higher than in February. Milder weather conditions foster a positive atmosphere across the city, although the presence of snow remains. While rainfall is nearly the same as the previous month, the increase in daylight hours is noticeable and boosts spirits. The month concludes on a hopeful note, promising the rare beauty of an Alaskan spring in the near future.

Temperature

Anchorage measures an average high-temperature of a still freezing cold 28.9°F (-1.7°C) in March, nearly consistent with the preceding month. During the month of March, Anchorage anticipates a mean low-temperature of 17.8°F (-7.9°C).

Humidity

January through March, with an average relative humidity of 86%, are the most humid months in Anchorage, Alaska.

Rainfall

In Anchorage, in March, during 8.5 rainfall days, 0.71" (18mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Anchorage, there are 139.9 rainfall days, and 12.6" (320mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, September through December are months with snowfall in Anchorage. In Anchorage, in March, snow falls for 10.1 days, with typically accumulated 4.13" (105mm) of snow. In Anchorage, during the entire year, snow falls for 59.3 days and aggregates up to 23.5" (597mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In Anchorage, in March, the average water temperature is 36.1°F (2.3°C).
Note: In swimming, this condition is considered life-threatening and perilous. The painful sensation of cold water leads to immediate hyperventilation. Utilizing a specialized swimsuit is critical to reduce thermal injury.

Daylight

The average length of the day in March is 11h and 53min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:57 am and sunset at 6:26 pm AKST. On the last day of March, in Anchorage, sunrise is at 7:22 am and sunset at 8:44 pm AKDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 10. 2024, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from AKST to AKDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 3. 2024, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from AKDT to AKST.

Sunshine

In Anchorage, the average sunshine in March is 7.1h.

UV index

In Anchorage, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: A maximum UV index of 2 in March translates into the following recommendations:
Children must always have sun protection, unlike most people, who can tolerate up to an hour in the sun without any burns. To prevent harmful UV exposure, minimize direct contact with the Sun around midday. Stay sun-safe with clothing that is both closely woven and worn loosely. Note this! The Sun's UV radiation can nearly be doubled by the reflection off snow.
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Frequently asked questions

How cold is it in Anchorage in March?

The high-temperature, in March, in Anchorage, records 28.9°F (-1.7°C), while the low-temperature is 17.8°F (-7.9°C).

What is the most humid month in Anchorage?

January through March, with an average relative humidity of 86%, are most humid months in Anchorage.

What is the average humidity in March in Anchorage?

In March, the average relative humidity is 86%.

How many days does it rain in March in Anchorage?

In Anchorage, Alaska, in March, it is raining for 8.5 days, with typically 0.71" (18mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How many days does it snow in March in Anchorage?

In Anchorage, Alaska, in March, snow falls for 10.1 days, with typically accumulated 4.13" (105mm) of snow.

How cold is the water in March in Anchorage?

In Anchorage, Alaska, the average seawater temperature in March is 36.1°F (2.3°C). For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

How many hours of daylight does Anchorage have in March?

The average day length in March in Anchorage, Alaska, is 11h and 53min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in March in Anchorage?

On the first day of March, sunrise is at 7:57 am and sunset at 6:26 pm AKST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:22 am and sunset at 8:44 pm AKDT.

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

On Sunday, March 10. 2024, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts in Anchorage, and the time zone changes from AKST to AKDT. DST ends Sunday, November 3. 2024, at 2:00 am.

How long on average sun shines in March in Anchorage?

The average sunshine duration in March is 7.1h.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Anchorage?

In Anchorage, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in March
Anchorage, AK

Average temperature in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average high temperature in March: 28.9°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (61.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (20.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 17.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (51.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (13.1°F).

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Average pressure in March
Anchorage, AK

Average pressure in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average pressure in March: 29.76"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (29.96"Hg).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are November and December (29.67"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
Anchorage, AK

Average wind speed in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average wind speed in March: 5.1mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is November (6.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (4.5mph).

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Average humidity in March
Anchorage, AK

Average humidity in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average humidity in March: 86%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January, February and March (86%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (68%).

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Average rainfall in March
Anchorage, AK

Average rainfall in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average rainfall in March: 0.71"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (1.93").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is May (0.55").

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Average rainfall days in March
Anchorage, AK

Average rainfall days in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average rainfall days in March: 8.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (17.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (7 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Anchorage, AK

Average snowfall in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average snowfall in March: 4.13"

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

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Average snowfall days in March
Anchorage, AK

Average snowfall days in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average snowfall days in March: 10.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (11.6 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
Anchorage, AK

Average sea temperature in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average sea temperature in March: 36.1°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (53.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (35.8°F).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Anchorage, AK

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 5min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 19h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 5h and 36min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 7h and 1min

The months with the most sunshine are May and June (Average sunshine: 11h and 42min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 3h and 48min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Anchorage, AK

Average sunshine days in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average sunshine days in March: 16 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (16.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (11.1 days).

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Average UV index in March
Anchorage, AK

Average UV index in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average UV index in March: 2

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 4).
The month with the lowest UV index is February (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in March
Anchorage, AK

Average cloud cover in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average cloud cover in March: 44

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 38).

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Average visibility in March
Anchorage, AK

Average visibility in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average visibility in March: 5mi

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

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