March weather forecast
Philadelphia, PA

The George Washington statue in front of the Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The George Washington statue in front of the Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Weather in March

March, the first month of the spring in Philadelphia, is a chilly month, with an average temperature varying between 35.1°F (1.7°C) and 49.8°F (9.9°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature slightly increases from a wintry 41.5°F (5.3°C) in February to a chilly 49.8°F (9.9°C). In Philadelphia, in March, the average low-temperature is 35.1°F (1.7°C).

Humidity

In Philadelphia, the average relative humidity in March is 72%.

Rainfall

In Philadelphia, it is raining for 10.4 days, with typically 1.06" (27mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Philadelphia, during the entire year, the rain falls for 127.8 days and collects up to 13.82" (351mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, November and December are months with snowfall in Philadelphia. In March, it is snowing for 2.2 days. Throughout March, 0.55" (14mm) of snow is accumulated. In Philadelphia, during the entire year, snow falls for 11.4 days and aggregates up to 2.87" (73mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In Philadelphia, the average water temperature is 41.2°F (5.1°C).
Note: Swimming in 41.2°F (5.1°C) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day in Philadelphia is 11h and 59min.
On the first day of March, sunrise is at 6:33 am and sunset at 5:52 pm EST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:45 am and sunset at 7:23 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

In Philadelphia, the average sunshine in March is 6.4h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in March is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 3 in March interpret into the following advice:
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. 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. 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 Philadelphia?

The average high-temperature, in March, is 49.8°F (9.9°C), while the average low-temperature is 35.1°F (1.7°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Philadelphia?

The average relative humidity in March is 72%.

How much does it rain in Philadelphia in March?

In Philadelphia, in March, it is raining for 10.4 days, with typically 1.06" (27mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How many days does it snow in March in Philadelphia?

In March, it is snowing for 2.2 days. Throughout March, 0.55" (14mm) of snow is accumulated.

How cold is the water in March in Philadelphia?

In Philadelphia, the average seawater temperature in March is 41.2°F (5.1°C). Swimming in 41.2°F (5.1°C) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

How many hours of daylight does Philadelphia have in March?

In March, the average day length in Philadelphia is 11h and 59min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in March in Philadelphia?

In March, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:33 am and sunset at 5:52 pm EST. On the last day of the month, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, sunrise is at 6:45 am and sunset at 7:23 pm EDT.

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

On Sunday, March 13. 2022, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts in Philadelphia, 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 Philadelphia have in March?

In March, the average sunshine duration in Philadelphia is 6.4h.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Philadelphia?

The average daily maximum UV index in March is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health threat from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in March
Philadelphia, PA

Average temperature in March - Philadelphia, PA
  • Average high temperature in March: 49.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (86.4°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (37.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 35.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (69.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (25.5°F).

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Average pressure in March
Philadelphia, PA

Average pressure in March - Philadelphia, PA
  • Average pressure in March: 30.07"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.12"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.94"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
Philadelphia, PA

Average wind speed in March - Philadelphia, PA
  • Average wind speed in March: 8.5mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are March and April (8.5mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.6mph).

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Average humidity in March
Philadelphia, PA

Average humidity in March - Philadelphia, PA
  • Average humidity in March: 72%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (77%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are April and August (71%).

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Average rainfall in March
Philadelphia, PA

Average rainfall in March - Philadelphia, PA
  • Average rainfall in March: 1.06"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (1.65").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January and February (0.83").

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Average rainfall days in March
Philadelphia, PA

Average rainfall days in March - Philadelphia, PA
  • Average rainfall days in March: 10.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (14.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (7.2 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Philadelphia, PA

Average snowfall in March - Philadelphia, PA
  • Average snowfall in March: 0.55"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (0.98").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Philadelphia, PA

Average snowfall days in March - Philadelphia, PA
  • Average snowfall days in March: 2.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (3.8 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
Philadelphia, PA

Average sea temperature in March - Philadelphia, PA
  • Average sea temperature in March: 41.2°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (75.9°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (39.9°F).

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

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Philadelphia, PA
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 59min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 58min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 23min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6h and 24min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 36min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4h and 48min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Philadelphia, PA

Average sunshine days in March - Philadelphia, PA
  • Average sunshine days in March: 17.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (20.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (13.3 days).

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Average UV index in March
Philadelphia, PA

Average UV index in March - Philadelphia, PA
  • Average UV index in March: 3

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

Average cloud cover in March - Philadelphia, PA
  • Average cloud cover in March: 47

The months with the most cloud cover are February and March (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 31).

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Average visibility in March
Philadelphia, PA

Average visibility in March - Philadelphia, PA
  • 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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