March weather forecast
Harrisburg, PA

A church, a mosque, and other buildings along State Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
A church, a mosque, and other buildings along State Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Weather in March

March, the first month of the spring in Harrisburg, is a chilly month, with an average temperature varying between 47.8°F (8.8°C) and 31.6°F (-0.2°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature increases from a cold 38.3°F (3.5°C) in February to a chilly 47.8°F (8.8°C). In March, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the average low-temperature is 31.6°F (-0.2°C).

Humidity

March and April, with an average relative humidity of 75%, are the least humid months.

Rainfall

In Harrisburg, during March, the rain falls for 9 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.83" (21mm) of precipitation. In Harrisburg, during the entire year, the rain falls for 122.3 days and collects up to 11.73" (298mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through April, November and December. In Harrisburg, during March, snow falls for 3.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.1" (28mm) of snow. In Harrisburg, during the entire year, snow falls for 19.9 days and aggregates up to 4.29" (109mm) of snow.

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day in Harrisburg is 11h and 58min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:40 am and sunset at 5:59 pm EST. On the last day of March, sunrise is at 6:52 am and sunset at 7:30 pm EDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 13. 2022, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from EST to EDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 6. 2022, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from EDT to EST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in March is 6.4h.

UV index

January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Harrisburg. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 in March transform into the following instructions:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged 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 least humid month in Harrisburg?

March and April, with an average relative humidity of 75%, are the least humid months.

What is the average humidity in March in Harrisburg?

The average relative humidity in March in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is 75%.

How much does it rain in Harrisburg in March?

In Harrisburg, in March, during 9 rainfall days, 0.83" (21mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How much does it snow in Harrisburg in March?

In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, during March, snow falls for 3.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.1" (28mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Harrisburg have in March?

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

What time are sunrise and sunset in March in Harrisburg?

In March, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:40 am and sunset at 5:59 pm EST. On the last day of the month, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, sunrise is at 6:52 am and sunset at 7:30 pm EDT.

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

On Sunday, March 13. 2022, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from EST to EDT. DST ends Sunday, November 6. 2022, at 2:00 am.

How many hours of sunshine does Harrisburg have in March?

The average sunshine duration in March in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is 6.4h.

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

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

How high is the UV index in March in Harrisburg?

In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the average daily maximum UV index in March 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
Harrisburg, PA

Average temperature in March - Harrisburg, PA
  • Average high temperature in March: 47.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (83.8°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (35.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 31.6°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (63.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22.1°F).

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Average pressure in March
Harrisburg, PA

Average pressure in March - Harrisburg, PA
  • Average pressure in March: 30.08"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.13"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.95"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
Harrisburg, PA

Average wind speed in March - Harrisburg, PA
  • Average wind speed in March: 8.2mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (8.2mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (4.8mph).

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Average humidity in March
Harrisburg, PA

Average humidity in March - Harrisburg, PA
  • Average humidity in March: 75%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (80%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are March and April (75%).

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Average rainfall in March
Harrisburg, PA

Average rainfall in March - Harrisburg, PA
  • Average rainfall in March: 0.83"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (1.3").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January and February (0.71").

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Average rainfall days in March
Harrisburg, PA

Average rainfall days in March - Harrisburg, PA
  • Average rainfall days in March: 9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (13.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (5.7 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Harrisburg, PA

Average snowfall in March - Harrisburg, PA
  • Average snowfall in March: 1.1"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (1.3").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Harrisburg, PA

Average snowfall days in March - Harrisburg, PA
  • Average snowfall days in March: 3.7 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (6.3 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Harrisburg, PA

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Harrisburg, PA
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 58min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 0min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 22min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6h and 24min

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 30min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Harrisburg, PA

Average sunshine days in March - Harrisburg, PA
  • Average sunshine days in March: 18.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (21.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (14.1 days).

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Average UV index in March
Harrisburg, PA

Average UV index in March - Harrisburg, PA
  • Average UV index in March: 2

The months with the highest UV index are May, June and July (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
Harrisburg, PA

Average cloud cover in March - Harrisburg, PA
  • Average cloud cover in March: 49

The months with the most cloud cover are February and December (Cloud cover 50).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 31).

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Average visibility in March
Harrisburg, PA

Average visibility in March - Harrisburg, PA
  • Average visibility in March: 6mi

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

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