March weather forecast and climate
Columbia, SC

The US State House of South Carolina, in Columbia, with the Wade Hampton Statue
The US State House of South Carolina, in Columbia, with the Wade Hampton Statue
March, the first month of the spring, in Columbia, is an enjoyable month, with average temperature ranging between min 46.9°F (8.3°C) and max 64.2°F (17.9°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from a mild 57.9°F (14.4°C) in February, to a comfortable 64.2°F (17.9°C). The average low-temperature, in March, is 46.9°F (8.3°C).

Humidity

In Columbia, South Carolina, the average relative humidity in March is 70%.

Rainfall

In Columbia, during March, the rain falls for 12.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.97" (50mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Columbia, there are 141.3 rainfall days, and 25.28" (642mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In Columbia snow does not fall in March through November.

Daylight

In Columbia, South Carolina, the average length of the day is 12h.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine is 7.3h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Columbia, South Carolina, is 4. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average 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. 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.

What is the temperature in March in Columbia?

In Columbia, South Carolina, in March, the average high-temperature is 64.2°F (17.9°C), and the average low-temperature is 46.9°F (8.3°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Columbia?

The average relative humidity in March in Columbia is 70%.

How much does it rain in Columbia in March?

In Columbia, South Carolina, in March, it is raining for 12.5 days, with typically 1.97" (50mm) of accumulated precipitation.

Does it snow in Columbia in March?

In March, in Columbia, South Carolina, it doesn't snow. February is the latest month when it typically snows.

When it does not snow in Columbia?

In Columbia snow does not fall in March through November.

How many hours of daylight does Columbia have in March?

In Columbia, South Carolina, the average length of the day in March is 12h.

How many hours of sunshine does Columbia have in March?

In March, the average sunshine is 7.3h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Columbia?

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Columbia, South Carolina, is 4. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average high temperature in March: 17.9°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (33.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (11.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 8.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (23.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (3.3°C).

Average pressure in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average pressure in March: 1018.9mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (1020.7mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1014.9mbar).

Average wind speed in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average wind speed in March: 13.3km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (13.7km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (8.9km/h).

Average humidity in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average humidity in March: 70%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (74%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are January, July and November (69%).

Average rainfall in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average rainfall in March: 50mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (74mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (37mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average rainfall days in March: 12.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (16.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is October (7.3 days).

Average snowfall in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average snowfall in March: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (12mm).
Months with the least snowfall are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0mm).

Average snowfall days in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average snowfall days in March: 0.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (0.3 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0 days).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average daylight in March: 12h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.4h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.9h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 7.3h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.7h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.3h).

Average sunshine days in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average sunshine days in March: 17.6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (22.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (11.7 days).

Average UV index in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average UV index in March: 4

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December (UV index 3).

Average cloud cover in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average cloud cover in March: 39

Months with the most cloud cover are February and December (Cloud cover 42).
Months with the least cloud cover are June and October (Cloud cover 29).

Average visibility in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average visibility in March: 10km

Months with the highest visibility are February, March and October (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, April, May, June, July, August, September, November and December (9km).