March weather forecast
Buffalo, NY

The Niagara square with the McKinley Monument in Buffalo, New York, USA
The Niagara square with the McKinley Monument in Buffalo, New York, USA

Weather in March

March, the first month of the spring in Buffalo, is a wintry month, with an average temperature varying between 27.9°F (-2.3°C) and 40.6°F (4.8°C).

Temperature

In Buffalo, the average high-temperature in March increases from a subzero cold 31.3°F (-0.4°C) in February to a wintry 40.6°F (4.8°C). In March, the average low-temperature is 27.9°F (-2.3°C).

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity in Buffalo is 80%.

Rainfall

In Buffalo, in March, during 12.4 rainfall days, 2.17" (55mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 169.2 rainfall days, and 28.15" (715mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. In Buffalo, during March, snow falls for 12.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 4.02" (102mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Buffalo, there are 77.2 snowfall days, and 30.94" (786mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

February and March, with an average ocean temperature of 35.1°F (1.7°C), are months with the coldest seawater.
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

The average length of the day in March is 11h and 58min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:50 am and sunset at 6:04 pm EST. On the last day of March, sunrise is at 6:58 am and sunset at 7:40 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 4.8h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Buffalo is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
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. 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 average humidity in March in Buffalo?

The average relative humidity in March in Buffalo, New York, is 80%.

How many days does it rain in March in Buffalo?

In Buffalo, during March, the rain falls for 12.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.17" (55mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in March in Buffalo?

In Buffalo, New York, in March, during 12.4 snowfall days, 4.02" (102mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What are the months with the coldest ocean in Buffalo?

February and March, with an average ocean temperature of 35.1°F (1.7°C), are months with the coldest seawater in Buffalo.

What is the water temperature in March in Buffalo?

In Buffalo, New York, the average seawater temperature in March is 35.1°F (1.7°C). For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

How many hours of daylight does Buffalo have in March?

The average day length in March in Buffalo is 11h and 58min.

When are sunrise and sunset in March in Buffalo?

On the first day of March, sunrise is at 6:50 am and sunset at 6:04 pm EST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:58 am and sunset at 7:40 pm EDT.

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

On Sunday, March 13. 2022, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts in Buffalo, 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 Buffalo have in March?

In Buffalo, New York, the average sunshine duration in March is 4.8h.

How high is the UV index in March in Buffalo?

In Buffalo, New York, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in March
Buffalo, NY

Average temperature in March - Buffalo, NY
  • Average high temperature in March: 40.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (79.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (29.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 27.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (63.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (19.4°F).

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Average pressure in March
Buffalo, NY

Average pressure in March - Buffalo, NY
  • Average pressure in March: 30.08"Hg

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

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Average wind speed in March
Buffalo, NY

Average wind speed in March - Buffalo, NY
  • Average wind speed in March: 9.3mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (11mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (6.7mph).

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Average humidity in March
Buffalo, NY

Average humidity in March - Buffalo, NY
  • Average humidity in March: 80%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (85%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are July, August and September (74%).

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Average rainfall in March
Buffalo, NY

Average rainfall in March - Buffalo, NY
  • Average rainfall in March: 2.17"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (2.87").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.81").

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Average rainfall days in March
Buffalo, NY

Average rainfall days in March - Buffalo, NY
  • Average rainfall days in March: 12.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (17.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (7.6 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Buffalo, NY

Average snowfall in March - Buffalo, NY
  • Average snowfall in March: 4.02"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (7.64").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Buffalo, NY

Average snowfall days in March - Buffalo, NY
  • Average snowfall days in March: 12.4 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (19 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
Buffalo, NY

Average sea temperature in March - Buffalo, NY
  • Average sea temperature in March: 35.1°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (74.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (34.9°F).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Buffalo, NY

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Buffalo, NY
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 58min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 17min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 5min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 4h and 48min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 18min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 2h and 18min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Buffalo, NY

Average sunshine days in March - Buffalo, NY
  • Average sunshine days in March: 9.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (12.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is January (6.3 days).

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Average UV index in March
Buffalo, NY

Average UV index in March - Buffalo, NY
  • Average UV index in March: 2

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in March
Buffalo, NY

Average cloud cover in March - Buffalo, NY
  • Average cloud cover in March: 62

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 77).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in March
Buffalo, NY

Average visibility in March - Buffalo, NY
  • 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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