March weather forecast
Mackinac Island, MI

A tranquil neighborhood with homes and a church in a scenic natural park in Mackinac Island, Michigan
A tranquil neighborhood with homes and a church in a scenic natural park in Mackinac Island, Michigan

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a cold month in Mackinac Island, Michigan, with an average temperature ranging between min 22.3°F (-5.4°C) and max 32.7°F (0.4°C).

Temperature

In Mackinac Island, the average high-temperature in March marginally rises from a subzero cold 24.3°F (-4.3°C) in February to a cold 32.7°F (0.4°C). In March, in Mackinac Island, Michigan, the average low-temperature is 22.3°F (-5.4°C).

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity is 86%.

Rainfall

In Mackinac Island, in March, during 8.4 rainfall days, 1.5" (38mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Mackinac Island, during the entire year, the rain falls for 131 days and collects up to 21.22" (539mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Mackinac Island are January through May, October through December. In Mackinac Island, during 12.5 snowfall days, 4.21" (107mm) of snow is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 93.6 snowfall days, and 27.91" (709mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

The months with the coldest seawater are February through April, with an average ocean temperature of 35.6°F (2°C).
Note: For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day is 11h and 57min.
On the first day of March, sunrise is at 7:16 am and sunset at 6:24 pm EST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:19 am and sunset at 8:05 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 4.7h.

UV index

January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index in Mackinac Island, Michigan. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 1 in March transform into the following instructions:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in March in Mackinac Island?

The average high-temperature, in March, is 32.7°F (0.4°C), while the average low-temperature is 22.3°F (-5.4°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Mackinac Island?

The average relative humidity in March in Mackinac Island, Michigan, is 86%.

How many days does it rain in March in Mackinac Island?

In Mackinac Island, in March, it is raining for 8.4 days, with typically 1.5" (38mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How many days does it snow in March in Mackinac Island?

In March, it is snowing for 12.5 days. Throughout March, 4.21" (107mm) of snow is accumulated.

What are the months with the coldest ocean in Mackinac Island?

The months with the coldest seawater are February through April, with an average ocean temperature of 35.6°F (2°C).

What is the ocean temperature in March in Mackinac Island?

In March, the average ocean temperature in Mackinac Island, Michigan, is 35.6°F (2°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 Mackinac Island?

In March, the average day length is 11h and 57min.

When are sunrise and sunset in March in Mackinac Island?

On the first day of March in Mackinac Island, sunrise is at 7:16 am and sunset at 6:24 pm EST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:19 am and sunset at 8:05 pm EDT.

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

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

How many hours of sunshine does Mackinac Island have in March?

The average sunshine duration in March in Mackinac Island, Michigan, is 4.7h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Mackinac Island?

The months with the lowest UV index in Mackinac Island, Michigan, are January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

How high is the UV index in March in Mackinac Island?

In Mackinac Island, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 1. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in March
Mackinac Island, MI

Average temperature in March - Mackinac Island, MI
  • Average high temperature in March: 32.7°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (71.4°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (23.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 22.3°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (58.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (14.4°F).

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Average pressure in March
Mackinac Island, MI

Average pressure in March - Mackinac Island, MI
  • Average pressure in March: 30.09"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is March (30.09"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.92"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
Mackinac Island, MI

Average wind speed in March - Mackinac Island, MI
  • Average wind speed in March: 9.3mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are November and December (10.9mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are June and July (7.6mph).

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Average humidity in March
Mackinac Island, MI

Average humidity in March - Mackinac Island, MI
  • Average humidity in March: 86%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (89%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (75%).

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Average rainfall in March
Mackinac Island, MI

Average rainfall in March - Mackinac Island, MI
  • Average rainfall in March: 1.5"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (2.72").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (1.3").

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Average rainfall days in March
Mackinac Island, MI

Average rainfall days in March - Mackinac Island, MI
  • Average rainfall days in March: 8.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (16.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (5.3 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Mackinac Island, MI

Average snowfall in March - Mackinac Island, MI
  • Average snowfall in March: 4.21"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (5.91").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Mackinac Island, MI

Average snowfall days in March - Mackinac Island, MI
  • Average snowfall days in March: 12.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (21.9 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
Mackinac Island, MI

Average sea temperature in March - Mackinac Island, MI
  • Average sea temperature in March: 36°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (61°F).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February, March and April (36°F).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Mackinac Island, MI

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Mackinac Island, MI
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 57min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 40min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 44min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 4h and 42min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 6min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 1h and 54min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Mackinac Island, MI

Average sunshine days in March - Mackinac Island, MI
  • Average sunshine days in March: 12.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (16.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is January (7.1 days).

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Average UV index in March
Mackinac Island, MI

Average UV index in March - Mackinac Island, MI
  • Average UV index in March: 1

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 5).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, November and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in March
Mackinac Island, MI

Average cloud cover in March - Mackinac Island, MI
  • Average cloud cover in March: 61

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 80).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 32).

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Average visibility in March
Mackinac Island, MI

Average visibility in March - Mackinac Island, MI
  • Average visibility in March: 5mi

The months with the highest visibility are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March and December (5mi).

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