Weather in California, United States in March

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March is a slightly cold and slightly rainy time for sunbathing in California. March is too cold for swimming in California for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit. 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 18°. The average maximum temperature is 17° in the previous month and 19° in the next month.

The average temperature in California in March is 13°. The average temperature ranges is 12° in the previous month and 14° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in California in March is . The minimum temperature is in the previous month and 10° in the next month.

Sunshine in California in March

The average day light hours per day in California in March are 11.9 and there are 8.5 hours of sunshine per day on average during March making it a sunny month with few clouds.

The ultraviolet index in California in March is typically 6.8 during March. An ultraviolet index reading of 6 to 7 indicates a high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 20 minutes. Protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm. 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 15° which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in California in March

The average total rainfall in California in March is 25.4cm and on average there are 8.5 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 10° which is very comfortable. The dew point is in the previous month and 10° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in California in March is typically 89.2%. The maximum relative humidity is 88.9% in the previous month and 87.5% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in California in March is typically 71.9%. The average relative humidity is 71.5% in the previous month and 69.9% in the next month.

Wind Speed in California in March

The average maximum wind speed in California in March is typically 25kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 24kmh in the previous month and 27kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in California in March is typically 10kmh. The average wind speed is 9kmh in the previous month and 11kmh in the next month.

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

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