March weather forecast
Buffalo, NY

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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 signifies the beginning of the transitional season in Buffalo. Weather begins to drift towards a milder trend after the harsh winter with snowfall decreasing to 4.02". Significant changes are evident as longer daylight hours greet the locals, while the cold grip begins to ease with warmer temperatures. The gears of change shift swiftly as the rain starts to replace the snow. An increase in wind speeds can also be observed, bringing the arrival of spring to life.

Temperature

March brings a temperature increase, with average high-temperatures moving from February's subzero cold 31.3°F to a cold 40.6°F. During March, Buffalo's temperature falls to a steady low-temperature average of 27.9°F.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in March in Buffalo is 80%.

Rainfall

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

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall. In Buffalo, in March, snow falls for 12.4 days, with typically accumulated 4.02" of snow. Throughout the year, there are 77.2 snowfall days, and 30.94" of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

February and March, with an average ocean temperature of 35.1°F, are months with the coldest seawater.
Note: In swimming situations, the extreme cold and danger can lead to fatality. Without the protection of insulated waterproof gear, hypothermia takes effect quickly.

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day in Buffalo, New York, is 11h and 58min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:51 am and sunset at 6:04 pm EST. On the last day of March, sunrise is at 6:59 am and sunset at 7:40 pm EDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 12. 2023, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from EST to EDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 5. 2023, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from EDT to EST.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine in Buffalo 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 threat to health from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: An average maximum UV index of 2 in March leads to these recommendations:
Despite most people tolerating extended sun exposure, it is critical to always protect those with sensitive skin, infants, and children. Stay safe from the Sun's strongest UV rays by limiting exposure during midday. Shield yourself from the harmful effects of UV radiation with sun-protective attire, a hat, and quality sunglasses. Notice! The UV radiation of the Sun can be intensified nearly twofold due to the reflective quality of snow.
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FAQ

How cold is it in Buffalo in March?

An average high-temperature, in March, in Buffalo, is 40.6°F and the average low-temperature is 27.9°F.

What is the average humidity in March in Buffalo?

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

How much does it rain in Buffalo in March?

In Buffalo, in March, during 12.4 rainfall days, 2.17" of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many days does it snow in March in Buffalo?

In March, it is snowing for 12.4 days. Throughout March, 4.02" of snow is accumulated.

What months are the ocean coldest in Buffalo?

February and March, with an average ocean temperature of 35.1°F, are months with the coldest seawater in Buffalo, New York.

What is the water temperature in March in Buffalo?

In March, the average ocean temperature in Buffalo is 35.1°F. 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 Buffalo?

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

When is the sunrise / sunset in March in Buffalo?

On the first day of March, sunrise is at 6:51 am and sunset at 6:04 pm EST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:59 am and sunset at 7:40 pm EDT.

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

On Sunday, March 12. 2023, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from EST to EDT. DST ends Sunday, November 5. 2023, at 2:00 am.

How many hours of sunshine does Buffalo have in March?

The average sunshine duration in March in Buffalo is 4.8h.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Buffalo?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health 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: 12h and 0min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 18min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 6min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 4h and 5min

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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