March weather forecast
Montauk, NY

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The shores of The Atlantic Ocean with a far view of the Montauk Point Lighthouse, in Montauk, New York
The shores of The Atlantic Ocean with a far view of the Montauk Point Lighthouse, in Montauk, New York

Weather in March

Then March ushers in a breath of warmth with an average high of 42.6°F (5.9°C), providing a noticeable relief from the rigors of winter. While this rise may seem minimal, it signifies the transition from wintry cold to a less harsh climatic condition in Montauk. Snowfall tends to cease towards the end of March, setting the stage for spring's bloom. Though the relative humidity remains constant around the year, an increase in daylight hours is notable. The weather takes on a brighter mood in March, promising greater warmth in the months to come.

Temperature

The unfolding of March shows an average high-temperature of a still cold 42.6°F (5.9°C), indicating a slight variance from February's 39.2°F (4°C). Montauk, during March nights, records a temperature marginally cooler than the daytime average, at a still wintry 36.1°F (2.3°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in March is 74%.

Rainfall

In Montauk, during March, the rain falls for 12.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.27" (83mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Montauk, there are 156.7 rainfall days, and 34.45" (875mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Montauk are January through April and December. March is the month with the most snowfall in Montauk. Snow falls for 3.1 days and accumulates 2.24" (57mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In Montauk, in March, the average water temperature is 38.8°F (3.8°C).
Note: In swimming exercises, this state is seen as life-threatening and poses serious dangers. The painful sensation of the cold water induces immediate hyperventilation. A specialized swimsuit is required to limit thermal damage.

Daylight

In Montauk, the average length of the day in March is 11h and 58min.
On the first day of March in Montauk, sunrise is at 6:20 am and sunset at 5:39 pm EST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:31 am and sunset at 7:12 pm EDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 10. 2024, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from EST to EDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 3. 2024, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from EDT to EST.

Sunshine

In Montauk, the average sunshine in March is 6.2h.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index are January through March and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 2 translates into the following recommendations:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to be protected. UV radiation is strongest from the Sun during midday; protect yourself by staying in shaded areas. Shield yourself from the harmful effects of UV radiation with sun-protective attire, a hat, and quality sunglasses. Be prepared! The intensity of the Sun's UV radiation can be amplified nearly double due to snow reflection.

Frequently asked questions

Is March cold in Montauk?

Montauk in March has an average high-temperature of 42.6°F (5.9°C) and an average low-temperature of 36.1°F (2.3°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Montauk?

The average relative humidity in March is 74%.

How many days does it rain in March in Montauk?

In Montauk, during March, the rain falls for 12.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.27" (83mm) of precipitation.

When does it snow the most in Montauk?

March is the month with the most snowfall in Montauk, New York. Snow falls for 3.1 days and accumulates 2.24" (57mm) of snow.

How much does it snow in Montauk in March?

In Montauk, during March, snow falls for 3.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.24" (57mm) of snow.

What is the water temperature in March in Montauk?

In March, the average ocean temperature is 38.8°F (3.8°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 Montauk have in March?

The average day length in March in Montauk, New York, is 11h and 58min.

When are sunrise and sunset in March in Montauk?

On the first day of March in Montauk, sunrise is at 6:20 am and sunset at 5:39 pm EST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:31 am and sunset at 7:12 pm EDT.

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

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

How long on average sun shines in March in Montauk?

The average sunshine duration in March in Montauk is 6.2h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Montauk?

The months with the lowest UV index in Montauk, New York, are January through March and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Montauk?

In Montauk, 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 unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average rainfall days
Average snowfall days
Average daylight
Average sunshine
Average sunshine days
Average UV index
Average cloud cover
Average visibility

Average temperature in March
Montauk, NY

Average temperature in March - Montauk, NY
  • Average high temperature in March: 42.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (74.8°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (38.8°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 36.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (70.9°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (31.1°F).

Average pressure in March
Montauk, NY

Average pressure in March - Montauk, NY
  • Average pressure in March: 30.03"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.08"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.93"Hg).

Average wind speed in March
Montauk, NY

Average wind speed in March - Montauk, NY
  • Average wind speed in March: 16.1mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (16.7mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (11.1mph).

Average humidity in March
Montauk, NY

Average humidity in March - Montauk, NY
  • Average humidity in March: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is June (83%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is November (73%).

Average rainfall in March
Montauk, NY

Average rainfall in March - Montauk, NY
  • Average rainfall in March: 3.27"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (4.02").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.77").

Average rainfall days in March
Montauk, NY

Average rainfall days in March - Montauk, NY
  • Average rainfall days in March: 12.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (15.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (9.9 days).

Average snowfall in March
Montauk, NY

Average snowfall in March - Montauk, NY
  • Average snowfall in March: 2.24"

The month with the highest snowfall is March (2.24").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0").

Average snowfall days in March
Montauk, NY

Average snowfall days in March - Montauk, NY
  • Average snowfall days in March: 3.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (5.1 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average sea temperature in March
Montauk, NY

Average sea temperature in March - Montauk, NY
  • Average sea temperature in March: 38.8°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (70.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (37.9°F).

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

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Montauk, NY
  • Average daylight in March: 12h and 0min

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

  • Average sunshine in March: 6h and 1min

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10h and 42min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 4h and 42min).

Average sunshine days in March
Montauk, NY

Average sunshine days in March - Montauk, NY
  • Average sunshine days in March: 13.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (17.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (12.4 days).

Average UV index in March
Montauk, NY

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

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, March and December (UV index 2).

Average cloud cover in March
Montauk, NY

Average cloud cover in March - Montauk, NY
  • Average cloud cover in March: 48

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 50).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 27).

Average visibility in March
Montauk, NY

Average visibility in March - Montauk, NY
  • 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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