Pierre
South Dakota, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Pierre, SD

The Capitol Dome building in Pierre, South Dakota, set in a beautiful tree park, reflected in the waterfront
The Capitol Dome building in Pierre, South Dakota, set in a beautiful tree park, reflected in the waterfront
The first month of the spring, March, is a chilly month in Pierre, South Dakota, with average temperature fluctuating between 23°F (-5°C) and 42.8°F (6°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature increases, from a wintry 32°F (0°C) in February, to a chilly 42.8°F (6°C). In Pierre, the average low-temperature is 23°F (-5°C).

Rainfall

In Pierre, South Dakota, in March, it is raining for 7 days, with typically 0.8" (21mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 87 rainfall days, and 14.9" (379mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In Pierre, South Dakota, the average sunshine is 7h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in March is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
In March, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. 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.

What is the temperature in March in Pierre?

In March, in Pierre, the average high-temperature is 42.8°F (6°C), and the average low-temperature is 23°F (-5°C).

How many days does it rain in March in Pierre?

In March, in Pierre, South Dakota, the rain falls for 7 days. Throughout March, 0.8" (21mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

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

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

How long on average sun shines in March in Pierre?

In March, the average sunshine in Pierre, South Dakota, is 7h.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Pierre?

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Pierre is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in March - Pierre, SD
  • Average high temperature in March: 6°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (32°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (-3°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: -5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (17°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-14°C).

Average rainfall in March - Pierre, SD
  • Average rainfall in March: 21mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (72mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (6mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Pierre, SD
  • Average rainfall days in March: 7 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are May and June (10 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are October and November (5 days).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Pierre, SD
  • Average daylight in March: 12h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.9h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 7h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 12h).
Months with least sunshine are November and December (Average sunshine: 5).

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

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 9).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).