March weather forecast and climate
Vancouver, Canada

The Coal Harbor, and trees of the Stanley Park, with the city of Vancouver, Canada
The Coal Harbor, and trees of the Stanley Park, with the city of Vancouver, Canada

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a frosty month in Vancouver, Canada, with average temperature fluctuating between 3.8°C (38.8°F) and 7.6°C (45.7°F).

Temperature

In Vancouver, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in February - a chilly 7.6°C (45.7°F). In Vancouver, in March, the average low-temperature is 3.8°C (38.8°F).

Humidity

In Vancouver, the average relative humidity in March is 82%.

Rainfall

In Vancouver, it is raining for 20.6 days, with typically 146mm (5.75") of accumulated precipitation. In Vancouver, during the entire year, the rain falls for 192.4 days and collects up to 1325mm (52.17") of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through April, November and December are months with snowfall in Vancouver, Canada. In March, in Vancouver, it is snowing for 1.6 days. Throughout March, 25mm (0.98") of snow is accumulated. In Vancouver, during the entire year, snow falls for 10.2 days, and aggregates up to 192mm (7.56") of snow.

Sea temperature

In March, the average sea temperature is 7.1°C (44.8°F).
Note: Swimming in 7.1°C (44.8°F) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 13°C (55.4°F) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 10°C (50°F) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Vancouver is 12h.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine in Vancouver is 5.9h.

UV index

In Vancouver, Canada, the average daily maximum UV index is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 3 in March transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions - Protection against the skin and eye damage is obliged. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. 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 Vancouver?

The average high-temperature, in March, is 7.6°C (45.7°F), while the average low-temperature is 3.8°C (38.8°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Vancouver?

The average relative humidity in March in Vancouver is 82%.

How many days does it rain in March in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, Canada, in March, during 20.6 rainfall days, 146mm (5.75") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How much does it snow in Vancouver in March?

In Vancouver, during March, snow falls for 1.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 25mm (0.98") of snow.

How cold is the water in March in Vancouver?

In March, the average sea temperature is 7.1°C (44.8°F). At temperatures below 10°C (50°F), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 13°C (55.4°F) is not comfortable.

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

In Vancouver, the average length of the day in March is 12h.

How many hours of sunshine does Vancouver have in March?

The average sunshine in March in Vancouver is 5.9h.

How high is the UV index in March in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, Canada, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in March
Vancouver, Canada

Average temperature in March - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average high temperature in March: 7.6°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (19.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (4.7°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 3.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (13.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (1.9°C).

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Average pressure in March
Vancouver, Canada

Average pressure in March - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average pressure in March: 1015.7mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1018.1mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is March (1015.7mbar).

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Average wind speed in March
Vancouver, Canada

Average wind speed in March - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average wind speed in March: 10.9km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is November (11.4km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (6.3km/h).

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Average humidity in March
Vancouver, Canada

Average humidity in March - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average humidity in March: 82%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (84%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (75%).

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Average rainfall in March
Vancouver, Canada

Average rainfall in March - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average rainfall in March: 146mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (209mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (24mm).

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Average rainfall days in March
Vancouver, Canada

Average rainfall days in March - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in March: 20.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (20.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (8.8 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Vancouver, Canada

Average snowfall in March - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average snowfall in March: 25mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (67mm).
Months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in March
Vancouver, Canada

Average snowfall days in March - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in March: 1.6 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (3.8 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
Vancouver, Canada

Average sea temperature in March - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average sea temperature in March: 7.1°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August and September (11.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (6.8°C).

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

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average daylight in March: 12h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16.2h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.3h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 5.9h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
Months with the least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 3.9).

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Average sunshine days in March
Vancouver, Canada

Average sunshine days in March - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average sunshine days in March: 8.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is August (19.4 days).
Months with the least sunshine days are February and March (8.3 days).

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Average UV index in March
Vancouver, Canada

Average UV index in March - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average UV index in March: 3

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in March
Vancouver, Canada

Average cloud cover in March - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average cloud cover in March: 56

Months with the most cloud cover are January and December (Cloud cover 59).
Months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 26).

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Average visibility in March
Vancouver, Canada

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

Months with the highest visibility are June, July and August (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December (9km).

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