March weather forecast
Halifax, Canada

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Weather in March

With the advent of March, the biting chill of winter loosens up slightly; the mercury rises to a high of 2.4°C (36.3°F) and averages a low of -2.8°C (27°F). This transition month witnesses a melange of weather conditions. One may notice the snow starting to melt, making way for the rains to take over. Light showers and drifting clouds become the harbingers of the coming spring. March marks the farewell to winter, setting the stage for the blooming season.

Temperature

With the onset of March, the average high-temperature stands at an icy 2.4°C (36.3°F), closely aligned with February's -0.1°C (31.8°F). During the month of March, Halifax experiences a steady low-temperature average of -2.8°C (27°F).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in March is 81%.

Rainfall

In Halifax, during March, the rain falls for 12.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 75mm (2.95") of precipitation. In Halifax, during the entire year, the rain falls for 148.3 days and collects up to 861mm (33.9") of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Halifax are January through May, November and December. In Halifax, Canada, in March, snow falls for 8.3 days, with typically accumulated 99mm (3.9") of snow. In Halifax, during the entire year, snow falls for 43.7 days and aggregates up to 461mm (18.15") of snow.

Sea temperature

In Halifax, the average seawater temperature in March is 1°C (33.8°F).
Note: During swimming events, this situation presents an imminent life risk. Instantaneous loss of breath control makes clear thinking a near impossibility. A specialized swimsuit is compulsory to limit thermal dissipation.

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day in Halifax is 11h and 57min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:50 am and sunset at 6:02 pm AST. On the last day of March, sunrise is at 6:55 am and sunset at 7:41 pm ADT.
Note: On Sunday, 10. March 2024, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from AST to ADT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, 03. November 2024, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from ADT to AST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in March in Halifax is 5.1h.

UV index

In Halifax, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The daily high UV index of 2 in March translates into this advice:
Extended exposure to the sun should always be avoided by children, infants, and those with sensitive skin. Solar radiation peaks around mid-day, so it's wise to limit exposure to the Sun at this time. For holistic sun protection encompassing the eyes, ears, face, and neck, a wide-brim hat is key. Mind this! Nearly twice the UV radiation from the Sun can be reflected by the snow.
Updated: Feb 4, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | About Us

Frequently asked questions

How cold is it in Halifax in March?

During March, Halifax experiences an average high-temperature of 2.4°C (36.3°F) and a low-temperature of -2.8°C (27°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Halifax?

The average relative humidity in March in Halifax is 81%.

How much does it rain in Halifax in March?

In March, the rain falls for 12.1 days. Throughout March, 75mm (2.95") of precipitation is accumulated.

How many days does it snow in March in Halifax?

In Halifax, in March, snow falls for 8.3 days, with typically accumulated 99mm (3.9") of snow.

How cold is the water in March in Halifax?

In March, the average sea temperature is 1°C (33.8°F). For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

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

In Halifax, Canada, the average day length in March is 11h and 57min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in March in Halifax?

On the first day of March in Halifax, Canada, sunrise is at 6:50 am and sunset at 6:02 pm AST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:55 am and sunset at 7:41 pm ADT.

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

On Sunday, 10. March 2024, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts in Halifax, and the time zone changes from AST to ADT. DST ends on Sunday, 03. November 2024, at 2:00 am.

How many hours of sunshine does Halifax have in March?

In March, the average sunshine duration in Halifax is 5.1h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Halifax?

In Halifax, Canada, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal hazard to health from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in March
Halifax, Canada

Average temperature in March - Halifax, Canada
  • Average high temperature in March: 2.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (21.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (-0.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: -2.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (16.1°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and February (-5.5°C).

Average pressure in March
Halifax, Canada

Average pressure in March - Halifax, Canada
  • Average pressure in March: 1014.6mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is September (1017.1mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is February (1012.4mbar).

Average wind speed in March
Halifax, Canada

Average wind speed in March - Halifax, Canada
  • Average wind speed in March: 20.8km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (21.3km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (14km/h).

Average humidity in March
Halifax, Canada

Average humidity in March - Halifax, Canada
  • Average humidity in March: 81%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (84%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (79%).

Average rainfall in March
Halifax, Canada

Average rainfall in March - Halifax, Canada
  • Average rainfall in March: 75mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (98mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (38mm).

Average rainfall days in March
Halifax, Canada

Average rainfall days in March - Halifax, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in March: 12.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is April (14.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (8.8 days).

Average snowfall in March
Halifax, Canada

Average snowfall in March - Halifax, Canada
  • Average snowfall in March: 99mm

The month with the highest snowfall is January (113mm).
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

Average snowfall days in March
Halifax, Canada

Average snowfall days in March - Halifax, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in March: 8.3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (12.5 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average sea temperature in March
Halifax, Canada

Average sea temperature in March - Halifax, Canada
  • Average sea temperature in March: 1°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (17.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (0.8°C).

Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Halifax, Canada

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Halifax, Canada
  • Average daylight in March: 12h and 0min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 30min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 54min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 5h and 1min

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 9h and 24min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 3h and 18min).

Average sunshine days in March
Halifax, Canada

Average sunshine days in March - Halifax, Canada
  • Average sunshine days in March: 12.6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (17.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (9.8 days).

Average UV index in March
Halifax, Canada

Average UV index in March - Halifax, Canada
  • Average UV index in March: 2

The months with the highest UV index are July and August (UV index 5).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 1).

Average cloud cover in March
Halifax, Canada

Average cloud cover in March - Halifax, Canada
  • Average cloud cover in March: 60

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 67).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 35).

Average visibility in March
Halifax, Canada

Average visibility in March - Halifax, Canada
  • Average visibility in March: 9km

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (9km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (9km).

Halifax, Canada

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