Des Moines
Iowa, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Des Moines, IA

A close view of city buildings in Des Moines, Iowa
A close view of city buildings in Des Moines, Iowa
The first month of the spring, March, is a chilly month in Des Moines, Iowa, with average temperature varying between 47.5°F (8.6°C) and 32.2°F (0.1°C).

Temperature

In Des Moines, the average high-temperature in March increases considerably, from a cold 32.4°F (0.2°C) in February, to a frosty 47.5°F (8.6°C). In Des Moines, the average low-temperature is 32.2°F (0.1°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in March is 75%.

Rainfall

In Des Moines, during March, the rain falls for 8.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.02" (26mm) of precipitation. In Des Moines, during the entire year, the rain falls for 114.4 days and collects up to 16.38" (416mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. In Des Moines, Iowa, during March, snow falls for 4.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.98" (25mm) of snow. In Des Moines, during the entire year, snow falls for 30.9 days, and aggregates up to 7.36" (187mm) of snow.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine is 6h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Des Moines is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 3 in March interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in March in Des Moines?

In March, in Des Moines, the average high-temperature is 47.5°F (8.6°C), and the average low-temperature is 32.2°F (0.1°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Des Moines?

The average relative humidity in March in Des Moines is 75%.

How many days does it rain in March in Des Moines?

In March, the rain falls for 8.7 days. Throughout March, 1.02" (26mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Des Moines in March?

In Des Moines, in March, during 4.6 snowfall days, 0.98" (25mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Des Moines have in March?

In Des Moines, Iowa, the average length of the day in March is 12h.

How many hours of sunshine does Des Moines have in March?

In Des Moines, the average sunshine in March is 6h.

How high is the UV index in March in Des Moines?

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Des Moines, Iowa, is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average high temperature in March: 8.6°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (28.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (-2.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 0.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (18.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-9.4°C).

Average humidity in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average humidity in March: 75%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January and June (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (70%).

Average rainfall in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average rainfall in March: 26mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (70mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (12mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average rainfall days in March: 8.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (15.9 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is February (3 days).

Average snowfall in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average snowfall in March: 25mm

The month with the highest snowfall is January (57mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average snowfall days in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average snowfall days in March: 4.6 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (8.7 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are 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: 6h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.3h).
The month with least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 4.3h).

Average UV index in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average UV index in March: 3

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 1).