March weather forecast
Santa Fe, NM

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Beautiful sunset over the St. Francis of Assisi Basilica in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Beautiful sunset over the St. Francis of Assisi Basilica in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Weather in March

March in Santa Fe witnesses a pronounced transition in the weather pattern. A significant decline in snow to 2.32" (59mm) over 4.8 days implies the dwindling presence of winter. Subsequently, the rise in temperatures, reduction in relative humidity, and increased daylight hours altogether give credence to the arrival of spring. Additionally, the drop in cloud percentage allows for clearer skies, offering more glimpses of the radiant New Mexico sunshine. March showcases nature's agility, bidding adieu to winter while embracing the advent of spring.

Temperature

Noticing a change, the average high-temperature in Santa Fe during March moves from February's frosty 43.2°F (6.2°C) to a fresh 52.9°F (11.6°C). Throughout March, an average low-temperature of 31.5°F (-0.3°C) is expected in Santa Fe.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in March in Santa Fe is 45%.

Rainfall

In Santa Fe, during March, the rain falls for 6.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.79" (20mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 90.3 rainfall days, and 9.8" (249mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall in Santa Fe. In March, it is snowing for 4.8 days. Throughout March, 2.32" (59mm) of snow is accumulated. In Santa Fe, during the entire year, snow falls for 36 days and aggregates up to 22.68" (576mm) of snow.

Daylight

The average length of the day in March is 11h and 59min.
On the first day of March, sunrise is at 6:32 am and sunset at 5:59 pm MST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:50 am and sunset at 7:25 pm MDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 10. 2024, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from MST to MDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 3. 2024, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from MDT to MST.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine is 9.7h.

UV index

In Santa Fe, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium vulnerability from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the average person.
Note: A maximum UV index of 3 in March translates into the following recommendations:
Undertake precautions - It is suggested to shield oneself from sunburn. Limiting sun exposure during midday hours helps in reducing the harmful effects of UV radiation. Protect your eyes, ears, face, and neck from the Sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat. Guard yourself! Snow reflection can almost double the UV radiation from the Sun.
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Frequently asked questions

What is the usual temperature for Santa Fe in March?

In Santa Fe, in March, the average high-temperature is 52.9°F (11.6°C), and the average low-temperature is 31.5°F (-0.3°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Santa Fe?

In March, the average relative humidity is 45%.

How much does it rain in Santa Fe in March?

In March, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the rain falls for 6.1 days. Throughout March, 0.79" (20mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Santa Fe in March?

In March, it is snowing for 4.8 days. Throughout March, 2.32" (59mm) of snow is accumulated.

What is the average length of the day in March in Santa Fe?

In March, the average day length in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is 11h and 59min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in March in Santa Fe?

On the first day of March in Santa Fe, New Mexico, sunrise is at 6:32 am and sunset at 5:59 pm MST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:50 am and sunset at 7:25 pm MDT.

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

On Sunday, March 10. 2024, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from MST to MDT. DST ends Sunday, November 3. 2024, at 2:00 am.

How many hours of sunshine does Santa Fe have in March?

The average sunshine duration in March in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is 9.7h.

How high is the UV index in March in Santa Fe?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in March
Santa Fe, NM

Average temperature in March - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average high temperature in March: 52.9°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (81.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (39.2°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 31.5°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (59.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (21.6°F).

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Average pressure in March
Santa Fe, NM

Average pressure in March - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average pressure in March: 29.98"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is April (29.88"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
Santa Fe, NM

Average wind speed in March - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average wind speed in March: 8.1mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (8.9mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.8mph).

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Average humidity in March
Santa Fe, NM

Average humidity in March - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average humidity in March: 45%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (67%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (32%).

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Average rainfall in March
Santa Fe, NM

Average rainfall in March - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average rainfall in March: 0.79"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (1.73").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is April (0.55").

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Average rainfall days in March
Santa Fe, NM

Average rainfall days in March - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average rainfall days in March: 6.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (14.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (3.4 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Santa Fe, NM

Average snowfall in March - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average snowfall in March: 2.32"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (5.71").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Santa Fe, NM

Average snowfall days in March - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average snowfall days in March: 4.8 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (7.9 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Santa Fe, NM

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average daylight in March: 12h and 0min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 30min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 48min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 9h and 4min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 12h and 0min).
The months with the least sunshine are January, February and December (Average sunshine: 7h and 6min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Santa Fe, NM

Average sunshine days in March - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average sunshine days in March: 20.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (23.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (8.8 days).

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Average UV index in March
Santa Fe, NM

Average UV index in March - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average UV index in March: 3

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

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Average cloud cover in March
Santa Fe, NM

Average cloud cover in March - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average cloud cover in March: 18

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 21).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 10).

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Average visibility in March
Santa Fe, NM

Average visibility in March - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average visibility in March: 6mi

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

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