March weather forecast and climate
Des Moines, IA

A close view of city buildings in Des Moines, Iowa, USA
A close view of city buildings in Des Moines, Iowa, USA

What is the temperature in March in Des Moines?

The average high-temperature, in March, in Des Moines, Iowa, is 48.9°F (9.4°C), while the average low-temperature is 29.7°F (-1.3°C).
Average temperature in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average high temperature in March: 9.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (29.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (-0.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: -1.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (19.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-9.8°C).

Average humidity in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average humidity in March: 67.9%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (74.6%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (63%).

Average rainfall in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average rainfall in March: 58.4mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (125.5mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (25.4mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average rainfall days in March: 9.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (12.5 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is January (7.5 days).

Average snowfall in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average snowfall in March: 132.1mm

The month with the highest snowfall is December (228.6mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average snowfall days in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average snowfall days in March: 3.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (6.5 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average daylight in March: 12h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.2h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6.6h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.9h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 4.2h).

Average UV index in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average UV index in March: 4

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 9).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).

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