Weather in Maine, United States in March

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Visiting Maine, United States in March

March has average maximum temperatures of 6°C (42°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.1 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 9.4cm (3.7inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Maine. Sea temperatures are a cold 2°C (36°F). March is too cold for swimming in Maine for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Maine in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

Also consider one of our other suggestions for March.

Can you sunbathe in Maine in March?

No, March is not a good time for sunbathing in Maine.

March has average maximum temperatures of 6°C (42°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.1 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 9.4cm (3.7inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

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Can you swim in Maine in March?

No, March is too cold for swimming in Maine for any length of time, with the sea water at 2°C (36°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about March sea temperatures.

Is March a good time to holiday in Maine?

No, March is not a good time for a holiday in Maine.

March has average maximum temperatures of 6°C (42°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.1 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 9.4cm (3.7inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Maine. Sea temperatures are a cold 2°C (36°F). March is too cold for swimming in Maine for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the March temperatures and sunshine.

Is Maine warm in March?

No, Maine is too cold for sunbathing in March.

The average maximum temperature in Maine in March is 6°C (42°F). The average maximum temperature is 1°C (35°) in the previous month and 13°C (55°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Maine in March is 1°C (34°F). The average temperature is -4°C (26°F) in the previous month and 7°C (45°F) in the next month.

More info about the March temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Maine in March?

The average day light hours per day in Maine in March are 11.9. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Maine in March

The average maximum temperature in Maine in March is 6°C (42°F). The average maximum temperature is 1°C (35°F) in the previous month and 13°C (55°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Maine in March is 1°C (34°F). The average temperature is -4°C (26°F) in the previous month and 7°C (45°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Maine in March is -4°C (25°F). The minimum temperature is -9°C (16°F) in the previous month and 2°C (35°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Maine in March

During March the average day light hours are 11.9 per day in Maine. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.1 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Maine in March is typically 4.1 during March. An ultraviolet index reading of 3 to 5 indicates there is a moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Keep out of the sun during the strongest hours around midday when unprotected skin risks burning in less than 30 minutes. For the sensitive 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, and after swimming or sweating. Tanning for hours is possible with the right application of sun cream. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Maine in March

The average sea water temperature in Maine in March is 2.1°C (35.8°F) which is extremely cold and not suitable for swimming. Taking a dip at this temperature would risk hypothermia.

Rainfall in Maine in March

The average total rainfall in Maine in March is 9.4cm (3.7inches) and on average there are 11 rainy days in March making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Maine in March

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Maine in March is -2°C (29°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is -6°C (22°F) in the previous month and 4°C (4°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Maine in March is typically 83.9%. The maximum relative humidity is 83% in the previous month and 85.9% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Maine in March is typically 63.5%. The average relative humidity is 63.6% in the previous month and 64% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Maine in March

The average maximum wind speed in Maine in March is typically 30KM/H (18MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 30KM/H (18MPH) in the previous month and 30KM/H (18MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Maine in March is typically 13KM/H (8MPH). The average wind speed is 13KM/H (8MPH) in the previous month and 13KM/H (8MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Maine in March is from the North West.

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