March weather forecast
Oslo, Norway

The Vigeland sculpture park in Oslo, Norway, at dusk
The Vigeland sculpture park in Oslo, Norway, at dusk

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a cold month in Oslo, Norway, with temperature in the range of an average high of 3.5°C (38.3°F) and an average low of -3.3°C (26.1°F).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature slightly increases from a subzero cold -0.9°C (30.4°F) in February to a wintry 3.5°C (38.3°F). The average low-temperature, in March, is -3.3°C (26.1°F).

Rainfall

In Oslo, during March, the rain falls for 6 days and regularly aggregates up to 47mm (1.85") of precipitation. In Oslo, during the entire year, the rain falls for 77 days and collects up to 763mm (30.04") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

With an average sea temperature of 3°C (37.4°F), March is the month with the coldest seawater.
Note: For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

Daylight

In Oslo, Norway, the average length of the day in March is 11h and 51min.
On the first day of March in Oslo, sunrise is at 07:14 and sunset at 17:43 CET. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:44 and sunset at 19:57 CEST.
Note: On Sunday, 27. March 2022, at 02:00, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from CET to CEST. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, 30. October 2022, at 03:00; consequently, the time zone reverts from CEST to CET.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine is 4.1h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Oslo, Norway, is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 1 in March interpret into the following advice:
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.
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FAQ

How many days does it rain in March in Oslo?

In Oslo, during March, the rain falls for 6 days and regularly aggregates up to 47mm (1.85") of precipitation.

What month is the sea coldest in Oslo?

March is the month with the coldest seawater, with an average sea temperature of 3°C (37.4°F).

What is the sea temperature in March in Oslo?

In Oslo, in March, the average water temperature is 3°C (37.4°F). 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.

What is the average length of the day in March in Oslo?

In Oslo, the average day length in March is 11h and 51min.

When are sunrise and sunset in March in Oslo?

On the first day of March in Oslo, Norway, sunrise is at 07:14 and sunset at 17:43 CET. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:44 and sunset at 19:57 CEST.

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

On Sunday, 27. March 2022, at 02:00, Daylight Saving Time starts in Oslo, Norway, and the time zone changes from CET to CEST. DST ends on Sunday, 30. October 2022, at 03:00.

How many hours of sunshine does Oslo have in March?

In Oslo, the average sunshine duration in March is 4.1h.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Oslo?

The average daily maximum UV index in March is 1. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
Average rainfall days
Average sunshine
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Average temperature in March
Oslo, Norway

Average temperature in March - Oslo, Norway
  • Average high temperature in March: 3.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (21.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (-1.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: -3.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (12.2°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and February (-6.8°C).

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Average rainfall in March
Oslo, Norway

Average rainfall in March - Oslo, Norway
  • Average rainfall in March: 47mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (90mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (36mm).

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Average rainfall days in March
Oslo, Norway

Average rainfall days in March - Oslo, Norway
  • Average rainfall days in March: 6 days

The months with the highest number of rainy days are August, October and November (8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (4 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
Oslo, Norway

Average sea temperature in March - Oslo, Norway
  • Average sea temperature in March: 3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (17.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (3°C).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Oslo, Norway

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Oslo, Norway
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 51min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 18h and 41min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 6h and 4min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 4h and 6min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 8h and 18min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1h and 6min).

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Average UV index in March
Oslo, Norway

Average UV index in March - Oslo, Norway
  • Average UV index in March: 1

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 0).

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