Providence
Rhode Island, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Providence, RI

The city of Providence, Rhode Island, reflected in the water, with a beautiful skyscape on a warm sunny day
The city of Providence, Rhode Island, reflected in the water, with a beautiful skyscape on a warm sunny day
March, the first month of the spring, in Providence, is a frosty month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 30°F (-1.1°C) and an average high of 47.8°F (8.8°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from a cold 40.3°F (4.6°C) in February, to a chilly 47.8°F (8.8°C). The average low-temperature, in Providence, is 30°F (-1.1°C).

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity is 62.9%.

Rainfall

The month with the most rainfall is March when the rain falls for 11.9 days and typically aggregates up to 5" (127.3mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through April, November and December. In Providence, during 3.5 snowfall days, 5.5" (139.7mm) of snow is typically accumulated. In Providence, during the entire year, snow falls for 18.7 days, and aggregates up to 33.8" (858.5mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In March, the average ocean temperature in Providence, Rhode Island, is 38.8°F (3.8°C).
Note: For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

Daylight

In Providence, the average length of the day is 12h.

Sunshine

In Providence, the average sunshine is 7h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index is 4. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 4 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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.

What is the temperature in March in Providence?

In March, the average high-temperature is 47.8°F (8.8°C), and the average low-temperature is 30°F (-1.1°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Providence?

In March, the average relative humidity in Providence is 62.9%.

How many days does it rain in March in Providence?

In Providence, Rhode Island, in March, it is raining for 11.9 days, with typically 5" (127.3mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What is the wettest month in Providence?

March is the month with the most rainfall in Providence, Rhode Island. Rain falls for 11.9 days and accumulates 5" (127.3mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Providence in March?

In Providence, during March, snow falls for 3.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 5.5" (139.7mm) of snow.

How cold is the water in March in Providence?

In Providence, the average seawater temperature in March is 38.8°F (3.8°C). 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.

How many hours of daylight does Providence have in March?

In Providence, the average length of the day in March is 12h.

How long on average sun shines in March in Providence?

The average sunshine in March in Providence is 7h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Providence?

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Providence is 4. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in March - Providence, RI
  • Average high temperature in March: 8.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (28.2°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (3°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: -1.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (17.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-6.1°C).

Average humidity in March - Providence, RI
  • Average humidity in March: 62.9%

The month with the highest relative humidity is September (73%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (61.4%).

Average rainfall in March - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall in March: 127.3mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is March (127.3mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are February and July (83.6mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall days in March: 11.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (12 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is September (8.7 days).

Average snowfall in March - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall in March: 139.7mm

The month with the highest snowfall is January (228.6mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

Average snowfall days in March - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall days in March: 3.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (5.7 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Providence, RI
  • Average sea temperature in March: 3.8°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (20.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (3.4°C).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Providence, RI
  • Average daylight in March: 12h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.2h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 7h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9.4h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 4.8h).

Average UV index in March - Providence, RI
  • Average UV index in March: 4

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 8).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).