March weather forecast
Orleans, MA

Weather in March

March, the first month of the spring, in Orleans, is also a wintry month, with average temperature varying between 35.6°F (2°C) and 41.2°F (5.1°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in February - a still cold 41.2°F (5.1°C). In Orleans, in March, the average low-temperature is 35.6°F (2°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Orleans is 76%.

Rainfall

In Orleans, during March, the rain falls for 7.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.51" (13mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 78.2 rainfall days, and 5.75" (146mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through March, November and December. March is the last month it regularly snows in Orleans, Massachusetts. During 2.8 snowfall days, in March, Orleans aggregates 0.08" (2mm) of snow. In Orleans, during the entire year, snow falls for 13.2 days, and aggregates up to 0.94" (24mm) of snow.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine in Orleans is 5.8h.

UV index

January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Orleans. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in March in Orleans?

The average relative humidity in March is 76%.

How many days does it rain in March in Orleans?

In Orleans, Massachusetts, in March, during 7.3 rainfall days, 0.51" (13mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the last month it snows in Orleans?

March is the last month it regularly snows in Orleans, Massachusetts. During 2.8 snowfall days, in March, Orleans aggregates 0.08" (2mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Orleans have in March?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Orleans have in March?

The average sunshine in March is 5.8h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Orleans?

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

What is the UV index intensity in March in Orleans?

In Orleans, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in March
Orleans, MA

Average temperature in March - Orleans, MA
  • Average high temperature in March: 5.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (21.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (3.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (19.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-0.3°C).

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Average pressure in March
Orleans, MA

Average pressure in March - Orleans, MA
  • Average pressure in March: 1016.5mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (1017.8mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1013.7mbar).

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Average wind speed in March
Orleans, MA

Average wind speed in March - Orleans, MA
  • Average wind speed in March: 28.3km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (29.4km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (18.3km/h).

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Average humidity in March
Orleans, MA

Average humidity in March - Orleans, MA
  • Average humidity in March: 76%

The month with the highest relative humidity is July (85%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is November (74%).

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Average rainfall in March
Orleans, MA

Average rainfall in March - Orleans, MA
  • Average rainfall in March: 13mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (22mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are July and August (7mm).

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Average rainfall days in March
Orleans, MA

Average rainfall days in March - Orleans, MA
  • Average rainfall days in March: 7.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is April (8.2 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (4.8 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Orleans, MA

Average snowfall in March - Orleans, MA
  • Average snowfall in March: 2mm

The month with the highest snowfall is December (8mm).
The months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in March
Orleans, MA

Average snowfall days in March - Orleans, MA
  • Average snowfall days in March: 2.8 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (3.7 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Orleans, MA

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Orleans, 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: 5.8h

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10.7h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 4.3h).

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Average sunshine days in March
Orleans, MA

Average sunshine days in March - Orleans, MA
  • Average sunshine days in March: 22.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (23.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (19.8 days).

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Average UV index in March
Orleans, MA

Average UV index in March - Orleans, MA
  • Average UV index in March: 2

The months with the highest UV index are July and August (UV index 6).
The 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
Orleans, MA

Average cloud cover in March - Orleans, MA
  • Average cloud cover in March: 51

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 54).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 27).

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Average visibility in March
Orleans, MA

Average visibility in March - Orleans, MA
  • Average visibility in March: 10km

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

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