March weather forecast
Salem, OR

An evening shot of the leafy town of Salem in Oregon
An evening shot of the leafy town of Salem in Oregon

Weather in March

March, the first month of the spring in Salem, is a cool month, with an average temperature varying between 52.9°F (11.6°C) and 37.4°F (3°C).

Temperature

In Salem, the average high-temperature in March is relatively the same as in February - a fresh 52.9°F (11.6°C). In March, the average low-temperature is 37.4°F (3°C).

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity in Salem, Oregon, is 85%.

Rainfall

In Salem, it is raining for 19.6 days, with typically 2.99" (76mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Salem, there are 162.5 rainfall days, and 25.08" (637mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through March, November and December are months with snowfall. March is the last month it regularly snows in Salem. During 1.2 snowfall days, Salem aggregates 0.47" (12mm) of snow. In Salem, during the entire year, snow falls for 4.7 days and aggregates up to 2.48" (63mm) of snow.

Daylight

In Salem, Oregon, the average length of the day in March is 11h and 58min.
On the first day of March in Salem, sunrise is at 6:49 am and sunset at 5:59 pm PST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:53 am and sunset at 7:38 pm PDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 13. 2022, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from PST to PDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 6. 2022, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from PDT to PST.

Sunshine

In Salem, the average sunshine in March is 5.8h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in March is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium vulnerability from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 3 in March transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in March in Salem?

In March, the average relative humidity is 85%.

How many days does it rain in March in Salem?

In March, the rain falls for 19.6 days. Throughout March, 2.99" (76mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the last month it snows in Salem?

March is the last month it regularly snows in Salem, Oregon. During 1.2 snowfall days, in March, Salem aggregates 0.47" (12mm) of snow.

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

The average day length in March is 11h and 58min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in March in Salem?

On the first day of March in Salem, sunrise is at 6:49 am and sunset at 5:59 pm PST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:53 am and sunset at 7:38 pm PDT.

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

On Sunday, March 13. 2022, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts in Salem, Oregon, and the time zone changes from PST to PDT. DST ends Sunday, November 6. 2022, at 2:00 am.

How long on average sun shines in March in Salem?

In March, the average sunshine duration in Salem is 5.8h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Salem?

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Salem, Oregon, is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in March
Salem, OR

Average temperature in March - Salem, OR
  • Average high temperature in March: 52.9°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (82°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (45.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 37.4°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (54.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (34.5°F).

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Average pressure in March
Salem, OR

Average pressure in March - Salem, OR
  • Average pressure in March: 30.04"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.11"Hg).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are August and September (30.01"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
Salem, OR

Average wind speed in March - Salem, OR
  • Average wind speed in March: 5.5mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are January, March and November (5.5mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (4.2mph).

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Average humidity in March
Salem, OR

Average humidity in March - Salem, OR
  • Average humidity in March: 85%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January, February and December (86%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (65%).

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Average rainfall in March
Salem, OR

Average rainfall in March - Salem, OR
  • Average rainfall in March: 2.99"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (3.94").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (0.28").

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Average rainfall days in March
Salem, OR

Average rainfall days in March - Salem, OR
  • Average rainfall days in March: 19.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (19.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is July (3.9 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Salem, OR

Average snowfall in March - Salem, OR
  • Average snowfall in March: 0.47"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (1.18").
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
Salem, OR

Average snowfall days in March - Salem, OR
  • Average snowfall days in March: 1.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (1.8 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
Salem, OR

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Salem, OR
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 58min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 33min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 51min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 5h and 48min

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 11h and 0min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4h and 12min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Salem, OR

Average sunshine days in March - Salem, OR
  • Average sunshine days in March: 8.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is July (26.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is March (8.8 days).

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Average UV index in March
Salem, OR

Average UV index in March - Salem, OR
  • Average UV index in March: 3

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in March
Salem, OR

Average cloud cover in March - Salem, OR
  • Average cloud cover in March: 58

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 60).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 21).

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Average visibility in March
Salem, OR

Average visibility in March - Salem, OR
  • Average visibility in March: 5mi

The months with the highest visibility are July, August and September (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November and December (5mi).

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