March weather forecast
Chapel Hill, NC

Red flowers and green trees around the Old Well at the iconic UNC in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Red flowers and green trees around the Old Well at the iconic UNC in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a moderate month in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with an average temperature fluctuating between 41.2°F (5.1°C) and 59.2°F (15.1°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature slightly increases from a fresh 52.3°F (11.3°C) in February to a moderate 59.2°F (15.1°C). The average low-temperature, is 41.2°F (5.1°C).

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity is 74%.

Rainfall

In March, in Chapel Hill, the rain falls for 11.4 days. Throughout March, 0.91" (23mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 130 rainfall days, and 14.21" (361mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through March, November and December are months with snowfall in Chapel Hill. March is the last month it regularly snows. During 0.5 snowfall days, Chapel Hill aggregates 0.12" (3mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Chapel Hill, there are 4 snowfall days, and 1.5" (38mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the average length of the day in March is 11h and 59min.
On the first day of March in Chapel Hill, sunrise is at 6:46 am and sunset at 6:10 pm EST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:03 am and sunset at 7:36 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 is 7h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Chapel Hill is 4. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 4 in March transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions - Protection against skin and eye damage is obliged. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in March in Chapel Hill?

In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in March, the average high-temperature is 59.2°F (15.1°C), and the average low-temperature is 41.2°F (5.1°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Chapel Hill?

In March, the average relative humidity is 74%.

How much does it rain in Chapel Hill in March?

In March, the rain falls for 11.4 days. Throughout March, 0.91" (23mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the last month it snows in Chapel Hill?

March is the last month it regularly snows in Chapel Hill. During 0.5 snowfall days, in March, Chapel Hill aggregates 0.12" (3mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Chapel Hill have in March?

The average day length in March in Chapel Hill is 11h and 59min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in March in Chapel Hill?

In March, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:46 am and sunset at 6:10 pm EST. On the last day of the month, in Chapel Hill, sunrise is at 7:03 am and sunset at 7:36 pm EDT.

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

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 long on average sun shines in March in Chapel Hill?

The average sunshine duration in March is 7h.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Chapel Hill?

In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 4. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium health risk from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in March
Chapel Hill, NC

Average temperature in March - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Average high temperature in March: 59.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (90.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (47.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 41.2°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 (32°F).

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Average pressure in March
Chapel Hill, NC

Average pressure in March - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Average pressure in March: 30.09"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.15"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.96"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
Chapel Hill, NC

Average wind speed in March - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Average wind speed in March: 7.1mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (7.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (4.7mph).

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Average humidity in March
Chapel Hill, NC

Average humidity in March - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Average humidity in March: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (77%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (71%).

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Average rainfall in March
Chapel Hill, NC

Average rainfall in March - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Average rainfall in March: 0.91"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (1.77").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is October (0.83").

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Average rainfall days in March
Chapel Hill, NC

Average rainfall days in March - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Average rainfall days in March: 11.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (15.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (6.4 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Chapel Hill, NC

Average snowfall in March - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Average snowfall in March: 0.12"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (0.47").
The months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Chapel Hill, NC

Average snowfall days in March - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Average snowfall days in March: 0.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (1.5 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Chapel Hill, NC

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 59min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 34min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 46min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 7h and 0min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 42min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h and 24min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Chapel Hill, NC

Average sunshine days in March - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Average sunshine days in March: 18.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (22.3 days).
The months with the least sunshine days are July and August (12.8 days).

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Average UV index in March
Chapel Hill, NC

Average UV index in March - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Average UV index in March: 4

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in March
Chapel Hill, NC

Average cloud cover in March - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Average cloud cover in March: 43

The months with the most cloud cover are February and March (Cloud cover 43).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 31).

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Average visibility in March
Chapel Hill, NC

Average visibility in March - Chapel Hill, NC
  • 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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