March weather forecast
Tacoma, WA

The city of Tacoma, Washington lit perfectly in the night
The city of Tacoma, Washington lit perfectly in the night

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a cool month in Tacoma, Washington, with temperature in the range of an average low of 37°F (2.8°C) and an average high of 51.8°F (11°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in February - a fresh 51.8°F (11°C). The average low-temperature, in March, is 37°F (2.8°C).

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity is 83%.

Rainfall

In March, the rain falls for 20.1 days. Throughout March, 3.07" (78mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Tacoma, Washington, during the entire year, the rain falls for 172.9 days and collects up to 30.08" (764mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through March, November and December are months with snowfall in Tacoma. March is the last month it regularly snows. During 1.7 snowfall days, Tacoma aggregates 0.91" (23mm) of snow. In Tacoma, during the entire year, snow falls for 8.9 days and aggregates up to 5.04" (128mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In Tacoma, the average water temperature is 46°F (7.8°C).
Note: At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

Daylight

The average length of the day in March in Tacoma is 11h and 57min.
On the first day of March in Tacoma, sunrise is at 6:49 am and sunset at 5:55 pm PST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:49 am and sunset at 7:37 pm PDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 13. 2022, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from PST to PDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 6. 2022, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from PDT to PST.

Sunshine

In Tacoma, Washington, the average sunshine in March is 6h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Tacoma is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard 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 sun damage is advised. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in March in Tacoma?

In Tacoma, in March, the average high-temperature is 51.8°F (11°C), and the average low-temperature is 37°F (2.8°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Tacoma?

In Tacoma, Washington, the average relative humidity in March is 83%.

How many days does it rain in March in Tacoma?

In Tacoma, in March, during 20.1 rainfall days, 3.07" (78mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the last month it snows in Tacoma?

March is the last month it regularly snows. During 1.7 snowfall days, in March, Tacoma aggregates 0.91" (23mm) of snow.

What is the water temperature in March in Tacoma?

In Tacoma, the average seawater temperature in March is 46°F (7.8°C). At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

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

The average day length in March in Tacoma is 11h and 57min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in March in Tacoma?

In March, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:49 am and sunset at 5:55 pm PST. On the last day of the month, in Tacoma, sunrise is at 6:49 am and sunset at 7:37 pm PDT.

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

On Sunday, March 13. 2022, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from PST to PDT. DST ends Sunday, November 6. 2022, at 2:00 am.

How many hours of sunshine does Tacoma have in March?

In March, the average sunshine duration in Tacoma is 6h.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Tacoma?

In Tacoma, Washington, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate vulnerability from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in March
Tacoma, WA

Average temperature in March - Tacoma, WA
  • Average high temperature in March: 51.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (78.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (43.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 37°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (52.7°F).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are February and December (34.3°F).

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Average pressure in March
Tacoma, WA

Average pressure in March - Tacoma, WA
  • Average pressure in March: 30.01"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.09"Hg).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are March, August and September (30.01"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
Tacoma, WA

Average wind speed in March - Tacoma, WA
  • Average wind speed in March: 5.2mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (5.2mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (3.7mph).

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Average humidity in March
Tacoma, WA

Average humidity in March - Tacoma, WA
  • Average humidity in March: 83%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and December (87%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (68%).

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Average rainfall in March
Tacoma, WA

Average rainfall in March - Tacoma, WA
  • Average rainfall in March: 3.07"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (4.69").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (0.39").

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Average rainfall days in March
Tacoma, WA

Average rainfall days in March - Tacoma, WA
  • Average rainfall days in March: 20.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (20.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (5 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Tacoma, WA

Average snowfall in March - Tacoma, WA
  • Average snowfall in March: 0.91"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (2.28").
The months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Tacoma, WA

Average snowfall days in March - Tacoma, WA
  • Average snowfall days in March: 1.7 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (3.2 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
Tacoma, WA

Average sea temperature in March - Tacoma, WA
  • Average sea temperature in March: 46°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (53.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (45.8°F).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Tacoma, WA

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Tacoma, WA
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 57min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 52min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 33min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6h and 0min

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10h and 36min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 4h and 0min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Tacoma, WA

Average sunshine days in March - Tacoma, WA
  • Average sunshine days in March: 9.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is August (23.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (9 days).

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Average UV index in March
Tacoma, WA

Average UV index in March - Tacoma, WA
  • Average UV index in March: 3

The month with the highest UV index is July (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
Tacoma, WA

Average cloud cover in March - Tacoma, WA
  • Average cloud cover in March: 55

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 59).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 27).

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Average visibility in March
Tacoma, WA

Average visibility in March - Tacoma, WA
  • Average visibility in March: 5mi

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

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