March weather forecast
Reykjavík, Iceland

The city buildings of Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland, with a view of the sea, and a mountain with a snowy peak in the far distance
The city buildings of Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland, with a view of the sea, and a mountain with a snowy peak in the far distance

Weather in March

March, the first month of the spring in Reykjavík, is also a wintry month, with temperature in the range of an average low of -1°C (30.2°F) and an average high of 2.3°C (36.1°F).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in February - a still wintry 2.3°C (36.1°F). The average low-temperature, in March, is -1°C (30.2°F).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in March is 79%.

Rainfall

In March, in Reykjavík, the rain falls for 11 days. Throughout March, 40mm (1.57") of precipitation is accumulated. In Reykjavík, during the entire year, the rain falls for 166.2 days and collects up to 416mm (16.38") of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall in Reykjavík. The month with the most snowfall is March, when snow falls for 9.4 days and typically aggregates up to 100mm (3.94") of snow.

Sea temperature

With an average sea temperature of 5.1°C (41.2°F), March is the month with the coldest seawater.
Note: 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.

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day is 11h and 49min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 08:34 and sunset at 18:45. On the last day of March, in Reykjavík, sunrise is at 06:47 and sunset at 20:14 GMT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in March is 4.2h.

UV index

In Reykjavík, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in March in Reykjavík?

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

How much does it rain in Reykjavík in March?

In Reykjavík, during March, the rain falls for 11 days and regularly aggregates up to 40mm (1.57") of precipitation.

What is the snowiest month in Reykjavík?

March is the month with the most snowfall in Reykjavík. Snow falls for 9.4 days and accumulates 100mm (3.94") of snow.

How many days does it snow in March in Reykjavík?

In Reykjavík, Iceland, during March, snow falls for 9.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 100mm (3.94") of snow.

What month is the sea coldest in Reykjavík?

March is the month with the coldest seawater, with an average sea temperature of 5.1°C (41.2°F).

How cold is the water in March in Reykjavík?

In Reykjavík, the average seawater temperature in March is 5.1°C (41.2°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.

How many hours of daylight does Reykjavík have in March?

In March, the average day length in Reykjavík is 11h and 49min.

When are sunrise and sunset in March in Reykjavík?

On the first day of March, sunrise is at 08:34 and sunset at 18:45. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:47 and sunset at 20:14 GMT.

How long on average sun shines in March in Reykjavík?

In Reykjavík, Iceland, the average sunshine duration in March is 4.2h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Reykjavík?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Reykjavík, Iceland, is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.

Average temperature in March
Reykjavík, Iceland

Average temperature in March - Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Average high temperature in March: 2.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (13.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (1.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: -1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (9.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (-2.4°C).

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Average pressure in March
Reykjavík, Iceland

Average pressure in March - Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Average pressure in March: 1003.5mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is June (1013.8mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is January (996.6mbar).

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Average wind speed in March
Reykjavík, Iceland

Average wind speed in March - Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Average wind speed in March: 23.4km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (24.9km/h).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are June and July (14.9km/h).

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Average humidity in March
Reykjavík, Iceland

Average humidity in March - Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Average humidity in March: 79%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January, February and September (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (75%).

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Average rainfall in March
Reykjavík, Iceland

Average rainfall in March - Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Average rainfall in March: 40mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (47mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are June and July (25mm).

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Average rainfall days in March
Reykjavík, Iceland

Average rainfall days in March - Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Average rainfall days in March: 11 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (17.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is December (9.7 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Reykjavík, Iceland

Average snowfall in March - Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Average snowfall in March: 100mm

The month with the highest snowfall is March (100mm).
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in March
Reykjavík, Iceland

Average snowfall days in March - Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Average snowfall days in March: 9.4 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is March (9.4 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
Reykjavík, Iceland

Average sea temperature in March - Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Average sea temperature in March: 5.1°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is July (11.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (5.1°C).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Reykjavík, Iceland

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 49min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 20h and 51min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 4h and 23min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 4.2h

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 7.4h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 2.4h).

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Average sunshine days in March
Reykjavík, Iceland

Average sunshine days in March - Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Average sunshine days in March: 10.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (14.1 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (8.8 days).

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Average UV index in March
Reykjavík, Iceland

Average UV index in March - Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Average UV index in March: 2

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

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Average cloud cover in March
Reykjavík, Iceland

Average cloud cover in March - Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Average cloud cover in March: 68

The months with the most cloud cover are March and April (Cloud cover 68).
The months with the least cloud cover are August and December (Cloud cover 60).

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Average visibility in March
Reykjavík, Iceland

Average visibility in March - Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Average visibility in March: 9km

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

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