March weather forecast
Melrose Park, IL

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Weather in March

March in Melrose Park, Illinois, brings warmer temperatures as the city transitions from winter to spring. The higher temperature markers coupled with decreased snowfall and increased rainfall mirrors this seasonal change. Morepleasant weather conditions entail an increased amount of rainfall at 2.01" (51mm). The increase in daylight hours, coupled with the drop in cloud cover, makes for a much more inviting outdoor atmosphere. The weather throughout March generally remains comfortable, laying the groundwork for the warmer months to come.

Temperature

With the beginning of March, Melrose Park's average high-temperature sees an increase, transitioning from a cold 32.4°F (0.2°C) in February to a frosty 43.2°F (6.2°C). During March, Melrose Park records a consistent average nighttime temperature of 32.2°F (0.1°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in March in Melrose Park, Illinois, is 76%.

Rainfall

In March, the rain falls for 11.9 days. Throughout March, 2.01" (51mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Melrose Park, Illinois, there are 157.8 rainfall days, and 33.7" (856mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Melrose Park are January through May, October through December. In Melrose Park, Illinois, in March, snow falls for 5.8 days, with typically accumulated 1.26" (32mm) of snow. Throughout the year, there are 40.3 snowfall days, and 16.81" (427mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in March is 11h and 58min.
On the first day of March, sunrise is at 6:24 am and sunset at 5:42 pm CST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:34 am and sunset at 7:16 pm CDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 10. 2024, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from CST to CDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 3. 2024, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from CDT to CST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in March is 6.1h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: During March, 2 as the daily maximum UV index converts into the following advice:
Long-term sun exposure is typically not a concern for most. However, those with sensitive skin, infants, and children must always have protection. The Sun is at its harshest during midday; protect yourself by staying in shaded areas and minimizing exposure. Sun-related eye harm can be minimized with proper sunglasses offering UVA and UVB coverage. Be mindful! The reflection from snow can increase the Sun's UV radiation nearly twice.
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Frequently asked questions

Is March cold in Melrose Park?

In Melrose Park, in March, the average high-temperature is 43.2°F (6.2°C), and the average low-temperature is 32.2°F (0.1°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Melrose Park?

In March, the average relative humidity is 76%.

How much does it rain in Melrose Park in March?

In March, in Melrose Park, the rain falls for 11.9 days. Throughout March, 2.01" (51mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Melrose Park in March?

In Melrose Park, in March, snow falls for 5.8 days, with typically accumulated 1.26" (32mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Melrose Park have in March?

The average day length in March in Melrose Park, Illinois, is 11h and 58min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in March in Melrose Park?

On the first day of March, sunrise is at 6:24 am and sunset at 5:42 pm CST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:34 am and sunset at 7:16 pm CDT.

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

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

How many hours of sunshine does Melrose Park have in March?

The average sunshine duration in March in Melrose Park is 6.1h.

How high is the UV index in March in Melrose Park?

In Melrose Park, 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 unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in March
Melrose Park, IL

Average temperature in March - Melrose Park, IL
  • Average high temperature in March: 43.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (79.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (28.9°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 32.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (67.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (19.4°F).

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Average pressure in March
Melrose Park, IL

Average pressure in March - Melrose Park, IL
  • Average pressure in March: 30.09"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.11"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.92"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
Melrose Park, IL

Average wind speed in March - Melrose Park, IL
  • Average wind speed in March: 10.1mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (11.1mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (7mph).

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Average humidity in March
Melrose Park, IL

Average humidity in March - Melrose Park, IL
  • Average humidity in March: 76%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (72%).

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Average rainfall in March
Melrose Park, IL

Average rainfall in March - Melrose Park, IL
  • Average rainfall in March: 2.01"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (4.49").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is December (1.57").

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Average rainfall days in March
Melrose Park, IL

Average rainfall days in March - Melrose Park, IL
  • Average rainfall days in March: 11.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (18.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (5.1 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Melrose Park, IL

Average snowfall in March - Melrose Park, IL
  • Average snowfall in March: 1.26"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (4.69").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Melrose Park, IL

Average snowfall days in March - Melrose Park, IL
  • Average snowfall days in March: 5.8 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (10.8 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
Melrose Park, IL

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Melrose Park, IL
  • Average daylight in March: 12h and 0min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 12min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6h and 1min

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10h and 36min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3h and 42min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Melrose Park, IL

Average sunshine days in March - Melrose Park, IL
  • Average sunshine days in March: 13.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (16.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (9.9 days).

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Average UV index in March
Melrose Park, IL

Average UV index in March - Melrose Park, IL
  • Average UV index in March: 2

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

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Average cloud cover in March
Melrose Park, IL

Average cloud cover in March - Melrose Park, IL
  • Average cloud cover in March: 50

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 61).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 27).

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Average visibility in March
Melrose Park, IL

Average visibility in March - Melrose Park, IL
  • Average visibility in March: 6mi

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

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