March weather forecast
Salem, MA

The gray Witch House located in Salem Town, Massachusetts
The gray Witch House located in Salem Town, Massachusetts

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a frosty month in Salem, Massachusetts, with an average temperature varying between 44.6°F (7°C) and 28.4°F (-2°C).

Temperature

In Salem, the average high-temperature in March marginally rises from a wintry 37.4°F (3°C) in February to a chilly 44.6°F (7°C). In March, in Salem, Massachusetts, the average low-temperature is 28.4°F (-2°C).

Rainfall

In Salem, it is raining for 11 days, with typically 3.66" (93mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 124 rainfall days, and 43.03" (1093mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

With an average ocean temperature of 37.4°F (3°C), March is the month with the coldest seawater.
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

In Salem, Massachusetts, the average length of the day in March is 11h and 58min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:18 am and sunset at 5:33 pm EST. On the last day of March, sunrise is at 6:27 am and sunset at 7:08 pm EDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 13. 2022, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from EST to EDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 6. 2022, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from EDT to EST.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine is 7h.

UV index

In Salem, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 4. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium vulnerability from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 4 in March interpret into the following advice:
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 temperature in March in Salem?

The average high-temperature, in March, in Salem, is 44.6°F (7°C), while the average low-temperature is 28.4°F (-2°C).

How much does it rain in Salem in March?

In Salem, during March, the rain falls for 11 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.66" (93mm) of precipitation.

What month is the ocean coldest in Salem?

March is the month with the coldest seawater, with an average ocean temperature of 37.4°F (3°C).

What is the ocean temperature in March in Salem?

In Salem, the average seawater temperature in March is 37.4°F (3°C). For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

What is the average length of the day in March in Salem?

In Salem, the average day length in March is 11h and 58min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in March in Salem?

In March, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:18 am and sunset at 5:33 pm EST. On the last day of the month, in Salem, Massachusetts, sunrise is at 6:27 am and sunset at 7:08 pm EDT.

When does Daylight Saving Time (DST) start in March in Salem?

On Sunday, March 13. 2022, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts in Salem, Massachusetts, and the time zone changes from EST to EDT. DST ends Sunday, November 6. 2022, at 2:00 am.

How long on average sun shines in March in Salem?

In Salem, Massachusetts, the average sunshine duration in March is 7h.

How high is the UV index in March in Salem?

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Salem, Massachusetts, is 4. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium hazard to health from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in March
Salem, MA

Average temperature in March - Salem, MA
  • Average high temperature in March: 45°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (82°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (36°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 28°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (63°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (18°F).

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Average rainfall in March
Salem, MA

Average rainfall in March - Salem, MA
  • Average rainfall in March: 3.7"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (4.6").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (3").

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Average rainfall days in March
Salem, MA

Average rainfall days in March - Salem, MA
  • Average rainfall days in March: 11 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (12 days).
The month with the least rainy days is September (8 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
Salem, MA

Average sea temperature in March - Salem, MA
  • Average sea temperature in March: 37°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (64°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (37°F).

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

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Salem, MA
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 58min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 15min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 7min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 7h

The months with the most sunshine are June, July and August (Average sunshine: 9h).
The months with the least sunshine are January, November and December (Average sunshine: 5h).

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Average UV index in March
Salem, MA

Average UV index in March - Salem, MA
  • Average UV index in March: 4

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 8).
The months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).

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