Weather in California, United States in March

So you're interested in going to California, United States in March

March is a slightly cold and slightly rainy time for sunbathing in California. March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in California for any length of time. Consider visiting California in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for March.

Temperature in California in March

The average maximum temperature in California in March is 19°. The average maximum temperature is 18° in the previous month and 22° in the next month.

The average temperature in California in March is 15°. The average temperature ranges is 14° in the previous month and 17° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in California in March is 11°. The minimum temperature is in the previous month and 13° in the next month.

Sunshine in California in March

The average day light hours per day in California in March are 12 and there are 7.7 hours of sunshine per day on average during March making it a quite sunny month with some cloud cover.

The ultraviolet index in California in March is typically 7.9 during March. An ultraviolet index reading of 8 to 10 indicates a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 15 minutes. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in California in March

The average sea water temperature in California in March is 17.5° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in California in March

The average total rainfall in California in March is 50.8cm and on average there are 12.3 rainy days in March making it a slightly wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in California in March

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in California in March is 12° which is very comfortable. The dew point is 11° in the previous month and 14° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in California in March is typically 87.9%. The maximum relative humidity is 88% in the previous month and 87.1% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in California in March is typically 71.5%. The average relative humidity is 72% in the previous month and 70.4% in the next month.

Wind Speed in California in March

The average maximum wind speed in California in March is typically 28kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 27kmh in the previous month and 28kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in California in March is typically 13kmh. The average wind speed is 12kmh in the previous month and 14kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in California in March is from the South.