March weather forecast
New York, NY

The sunset view over skyscrapers in New York City, USA
The sunset view over skyscrapers in New York City, USA

Weather in March

March, the first month of the spring in New York, is a chilly month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 46.4°F (8°C) and 34.2°F (1.2°C).

Temperature

In New York, the average high-temperature in March marginally rises from a wintry 39.2°F (4°C) in February to a chilly 46.4°F (8°C). The average low-temperature, in New York, New York, is 34.2°F (1.2°C).

Humidity

In New York, the average relative humidity in March is 73%.

Rainfall

In March, the rain falls for 12.7 days. Throughout March, 2.83" (72mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 169 rainfall days, and 36.65" (931mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through April, November and December are months with snowfall. The month with the most snowfall is March, when snow falls for 4.1 days and typically aggregates up to 2.64" (67mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In New York, the average seawater temperature in March is 40.1°F (4.5°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

The average length of the day in March in New York is 11h and 58min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:29 am and sunset at 5:46 pm EST. On the last day of March, in New York, sunrise is at 6:41 am and sunset at 7:19 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

The average sunshine in March in New York is 6.3h.

UV index

January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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. 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 temperature in March in New York?

The average high-temperature, in March, in New York, New York, is 46.4°F (8°C), while the average low-temperature is 34.2°F (1.2°C).

What is the average humidity in March in New York?

In March, the average relative humidity in New York, New York, is 73%.

How many days does it rain in March in New York?

In New York, in March, during 12.7 rainfall days, 2.83" (72mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When does it snow the most in New York?

The month with the most snowfall is March, when snow falls for 4.1 days and typically aggregates up to 2.64" (67mm) of snow.

How many days does it snow in March in New York?

In March, in New York, New York, it is snowing for 4.1 days. Throughout March, 2.64" (67mm) of snow is accumulated.

How cold is the water in March in New York?

In New York, New York, in March, the average water temperature is 40.1°F (4.5°C). 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.

How many hours of daylight does New York have in March?

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

What time are sunrise and sunset in March in New York?

In March, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:29 am and sunset at 5:46 pm EST. On the last day of the month, in New York, New York, sunrise is at 6:41 am and sunset at 7:19 pm EDT.

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

On Sunday, March 12. 2023, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts in New York, 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 New York have in March?

In March, the average sunshine duration in New York, New York, is 6.3h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in New York?

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

What is the UV index intensity in March in New York?

The average daily maximum UV index in March in New York is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in March
New York, NY

Average temperature in March - New York, NY
  • Average high temperature in March: 46.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (82.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (36.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 34.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (69.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (26.1°F).

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Average pressure in March
New York, NY

Average pressure in March - New York, NY
  • Average pressure in March: 30.05"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.1"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.93"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
New York, NY

Average wind speed in March - New York, NY
  • Average wind speed in March: 9.8mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (9.9mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (6.6mph).

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Average humidity in March
New York, NY

Average humidity in March - New York, NY
  • Average humidity in March: 73%

The months with the highest relative humidity are February and December (76%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (70%).

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Average rainfall in March
New York, NY

Average rainfall in March - New York, NY
  • Average rainfall in March: 2.83"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (4.02").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (2.17").

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Average rainfall days in March
New York, NY

Average rainfall days in March - New York, NY
  • Average rainfall days in March: 12.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (18.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (9.1 days).

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Average snowfall in March
New York, NY

Average snowfall in March - New York, NY
  • Average snowfall in March: 2.64"

The month with the highest snowfall is March (2.64").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
New York, NY

Average snowfall days in March - New York, NY
  • Average snowfall days in March: 4.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (5.8 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
New York, NY

Average sea temperature in March - New York, NY
  • Average sea temperature in March: 40.2°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (74.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (39.7°F).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
New York, NY

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

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 2min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 19min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6h and 18min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 30min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4h and 42min).

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Average sunshine days in March
New York, NY

Average sunshine days in March - New York, NY
  • Average sunshine days in March: 14.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (17.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (9.8 days).

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Average UV index in March
New York, NY

Average UV index in March - New York, 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, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in March
New York, NY

Average cloud cover in March - New York, NY
  • Average cloud cover in March: 47

The months with the most cloud cover are February, March and December (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in March
New York, NY

Average visibility in March - New York, 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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