March weather forecast and climate
New Orleans, LA

Commuter buses on the street in New Orleans, Louisiana
Commuter buses on the street in New Orleans, Louisiana

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a pleasant month in New Orleans, Louisiana, with temperature in the range of an average low of 58.3°F (14.6°C) and an average high of 70.7°F (21.5°C).

Temperature

In New Orleans, the average high-temperature in March marginally rises, from a comfortable 64.6°F (18.1°C) in February, to a pleasant 70.7°F (21.5°C). In March, the average low-temperature is 58.3°F (14.6°C).

Humidity

In New Orleans, the average relative humidity in March is 74%.

Rainfall

Months with the least rainfall in New Orleans are March and April Rain falls for 8.3 days and accumulates 0.43" (11mm) of rain.

Snowfall

In New Orleans snow does not fall in February through December.

Daylight

In New Orleans, Louisiana, the average length of the day is 12h.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine in New Orleans, Louisiana, is 7.9h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in New Orleans is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 5 in March transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in March in New Orleans?

In New Orleans, the average relative humidity in March is 74%.

What is the driest month in New Orleans?

Months with the least rainfall in New Orleans are March and April Rain falls for 8.3 days and accumulates 0.43" (11mm) of rain.

How much does it rain in New Orleans in March?

In New Orleans, in March, during 8.3 rainfall days, 0.43" (11mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When it does not snow in New Orleans?

In New Orleans snow does not fall in February through December.

How many hours of daylight does New Orleans have in March?

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

How many hours of sunshine does New Orleans have in March?

In New Orleans, Louisiana, the average sunshine in March is 7.9h.

How high is the UV index in March in New Orleans?

In New Orleans, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in March
New Orleans, LA

Average temperature in March - New Orleans, LA
  • Average high temperature in March: 21.5°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (31.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (15.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 14.6°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (26.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (9.2°C).

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Average pressure in March
New Orleans, LA

Average pressure in March - New Orleans, LA
  • Average pressure in March: 1018.8mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1021.4mbar).
Months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are June and August (1014.9mbar).

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Average wind speed in March
New Orleans, LA

Average wind speed in March - New Orleans, LA
  • Average wind speed in March: 15.4km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (15.8km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (10.6km/h).

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Average humidity in March
New Orleans, LA

Average humidity in March - New Orleans, LA
  • Average humidity in March: 74%

Months with the highest relative humidity are February and December (77%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (71%).

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Average rainfall in March
New Orleans, LA

Average rainfall in March - New Orleans, LA
  • Average rainfall in March: 11mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (40mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are March and April (11mm).

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Average rainfall days in March
New Orleans, LA

Average rainfall days in March - New Orleans, LA
  • Average rainfall days in March: 8.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (17.2 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (4.7 days).

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Average snowfall days in March
New Orleans, LA

Average snowfall days in March - New Orleans, LA
  • Average snowfall days in March: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (0.1 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (0 days).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
New Orleans, LA

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - New Orleans, LA
  • Average daylight in March: 12h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.1h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.2h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 7.9h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.1h).

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Average sunshine days in March
New Orleans, LA

Average sunshine days in March - New Orleans, LA
  • Average sunshine days in March: 21.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (23.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (8.9 days).

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Average UV index in March
New Orleans, LA

Average UV index in March - New Orleans, LA
  • Average UV index in March: 5

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July, August and September (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 3).

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Average cloud cover in March
New Orleans, LA

Average cloud cover in March - New Orleans, LA
  • Average cloud cover in March: 37

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 44).
The month with the least cloud cover is October (Cloud cover 24).

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Average visibility in March
New Orleans, LA

Average visibility in March - New Orleans, LA
  • Average visibility in March: 10km

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

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