March weather forecast
Brookings, SD

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a wintry month in Brookings, South Dakota, with an average temperature fluctuating between 39.7°F (4.3°C) and 25.2°F (-3.8°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature soars, from a subzero cold 24.3°F (-4.3°C) in February, to a cold 39.7°F (4.3°C). The average low-temperature, in Brookings, is 25.2°F (-3.8°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in March in Brookings is 81%.

Rainfall

In Brookings, during 9.7 rainfall days, 1.34" (34mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Brookings, there are 125.5 rainfall days, and 21.65" (550mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. In March, in Brookings, it is snowing for 9.7 days. Throughout March, 3.58" (91mm) of snow is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Brookings, South Dakota, there are 61.5 snowfall days, and 21.38" (543mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in March is 11h and 58min.
On the first day of March in Brookings, sunrise is at 7:04 am and sunset at 6:14 pm CST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:09 am and sunset at 7:52 pm CDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 12. 2023, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from CST to CDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 5. 2023, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from CDT to CST.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine is 5.8h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in March is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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 temperature in March in Brookings?

In March, in Brookings, South Dakota, the average high-temperature is 39.7°F (4.3°C), and the average low-temperature is 25.2°F (-3.8°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Brookings?

In March, the average relative humidity is 81%.

How many days does it rain in March in Brookings?

In Brookings, South Dakota, during March, the rain falls for 9.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.34" (34mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Brookings in March?

In Brookings, in March, during 9.7 snowfall days, 3.58" (91mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

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

In Brookings, South Dakota, the average day length in March is 11h and 58min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in March in Brookings?

On the first day of March in Brookings, sunrise is at 7:04 am and sunset at 6:14 pm CST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:09 am and sunset at 7:52 pm CDT.

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

On Sunday, March 12. 2023, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts in Brookings, South Dakota, and the time zone changes from CST to CDT. DST ends Sunday, November 5. 2023, at 2:00 am.

How long on average sun shines in March in Brookings?

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

How high is the UV index in March in Brookings?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Brookings, South Dakota, is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in March
Brookings, SD

Average temperature in March - Brookings, SD
  • Average high temperature in March: 39.7°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (81.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (20.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 25.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (62.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (7°F).

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Average pressure in March
Brookings, SD

Average pressure in March - Brookings, SD
  • Average pressure in March: 30.07"Hg

The months with the highest atmospheric pressure are January and February (30.16"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.86"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
Brookings, SD

Average wind speed in March - Brookings, SD
  • Average wind speed in March: 10.8mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (11.5mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (8.4mph).

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Average humidity in March
Brookings, SD

Average humidity in March - Brookings, SD
  • Average humidity in March: 81%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (90%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (68%).

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Average rainfall in March
Brookings, SD

Average rainfall in March - Brookings, SD
  • Average rainfall in March: 1.34"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (3.46").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (0.67").

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Average rainfall days in March
Brookings, SD

Average rainfall days in March - Brookings, SD
  • Average rainfall days in March: 9.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (19.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (3.2 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Brookings, SD

Average snowfall in March - Brookings, SD
  • Average snowfall in March: 3.58"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (4.69").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Brookings, SD

Average snowfall days in March - Brookings, SD
  • Average snowfall days in March: 9.7 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (14.4 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Brookings, SD

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Brookings, SD
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 58min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 28min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 55min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 5h and 48min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 36min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3h and 48min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Brookings, SD

Average sunshine days in March - Brookings, SD
  • Average sunshine days in March: 13.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (18.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (8.3 days).

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Average UV index in March
Brookings, SD

Average UV index in March - Brookings, SD
  • Average UV index in March: 3

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in March
Brookings, SD

Average cloud cover in March - Brookings, SD
  • Average cloud cover in March: 53

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 59).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 28).

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Average visibility in March
Brookings, SD

Average visibility in March - Brookings, SD
  • Average visibility in March: 6mi

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

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