March weather forecast and climate
New Bedford, MA

Amazing stonework looking over at the white Breakwater Entrance Lighthouse in the New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts
Amazing stonework looking over at the white Breakwater Entrance Lighthouse in the New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts

Weather in March

March, the first month of the spring, in New Bedford, is a chilly month, with average temperature ranging between max 43.5°F (6.4°C) and min 33.1°F (0.6°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in February - a frosty 43.5°F (6.4°C). The average low-temperature, in March, is 33.1°F (0.6°C).

Humidity

Months with the lowest humidity in New Bedford are March, April and November, with an average relative humidity of 74%.

Rainfall

In March, in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the rain falls for 11.4 days. Throughout March, 1.38" (35mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 133.2 rainfall days, and 17.2" (437mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through April, November and December are months with snowfall in New Bedford, Massachusetts. In March, in New Bedford, it is snowing for 4.4 days. Throughout March, 1.54" (39mm) of snow is accumulated. In New Bedford, during the entire year, snow falls for 21.4 days, and aggregates up to 5.87" (149mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In New Bedford, Massachusetts,, the average water temperature is 38.7°F (3.7°C).
Note: For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

Daylight

The average length of the day in March is 12h.

Sunshine

In New Bedford, the average sunshine is 6h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 in March transform into the following instructions:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to be protected. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the least humid month in New Bedford?

Months with the lowest humidity in New Bedford are March, April and November, with an average relative humidity of 74%.

What is the average humidity in March in New Bedford?

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

How much does it rain in New Bedford in March?

In New Bedford, Massachusetts, in March, it is raining for 11.4 days, with typically 1.38" (35mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How much does it snow in New Bedford in March?

In March, in New Bedford, it is snowing for 4.4 days. Throughout March, 1.54" (39mm) of snow is accumulated.

What is the ocean temperature in March in New Bedford?

In New Bedford, Massachusetts, the average seawater temperature in March is 38.7°F (3.7°C). For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

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

The average length of the day in March in New Bedford, Massachusetts, is 12h.

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

The average sunshine in March in New Bedford is 6h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in New Bedford?

Months with the lowest UV index in New Bedford are January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2.

What is the UV index reading in March in New Bedford?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in March
New Bedford, MA

Average temperature in March - New Bedford, MA
  • Average high temperature in March: 6.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (25.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (2.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 0.6°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (19.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-2.9°C).

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Average pressure in March
New Bedford, MA

Average pressure in March - New Bedford, MA
  • Average pressure in March: 1016.8mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (1018.2mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1013.6mbar).

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Average wind speed in March
New Bedford, MA

Average wind speed in March - New Bedford, MA
  • Average wind speed in March: 18.9km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (19.1km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (12.8km/h).

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Average humidity in March
New Bedford, MA

Average humidity in March - New Bedford, MA
  • Average humidity in March: 74%

Months with the highest relative humidity are June and July (80%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are March, April and November (74%).

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Average rainfall in March
New Bedford, MA

Average rainfall in March - New Bedford, MA
  • Average rainfall in March: 35mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (49mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (27mm).

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Average rainfall days in March
New Bedford, MA

Average rainfall days in March - New Bedford, MA
  • Average rainfall days in March: 11.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (13.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (8.2 days).

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Average snowfall in March
New Bedford, MA

Average snowfall in March - New Bedford, MA
  • Average snowfall in March: 39mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (45mm).
Months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in March
New Bedford, MA

Average snowfall days in March - New Bedford, MA
  • Average snowfall days in March: 4.4 days

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

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Average sea temperature in March
New Bedford, MA

Average sea temperature in March - New Bedford, MA
  • Average sea temperature in March: 3.7°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (20.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (3.4°C).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
New Bedford, MA

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - New Bedford, MA
  • Average daylight in March: 12h

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

  • Average sunshine in March: 6h

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4.8h).

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Average sunshine days in March
New Bedford, MA

Average sunshine days in March - New Bedford, MA
  • Average sunshine days in March: 16.8 days

Months with the most sunshine days are November and December (18.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (14.4 days).

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Average UV index in March
New Bedford, MA

Average UV index in March - New Bedford, MA
  • Average UV index in March: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in March
New Bedford, MA

Average cloud cover in March - New Bedford, MA
  • Average cloud cover in March: 49

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 49).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 28).

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Average visibility in March
New Bedford, MA

Average visibility in March - New Bedford, MA
  • Average visibility in March: 9km

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

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