Weather in Massachusetts, United States in March

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Visiting Massachusetts, United States in March

March has average maximum temperatures of 7°C (45°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 54% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 8.5cm (3.3inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 12.5 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 Massachusetts. Sea temperatures are a cold 5°C (41°F). March is too cold for swimming in Massachusetts for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

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Can you sunbathe in Massachusetts in March?

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

March has average maximum temperatures of 7°C (45°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 54% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 8.5cm (3.3inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 12.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

More about March temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Massachusetts in March?

No, March is too cold for swimming in Massachusetts for any length of time, with the sea water at 5°C (41°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about March sea temperatures.

Is March a good time to holiday in Massachusetts?

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

March has average maximum temperatures of 7°C (45°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 54% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 8.5cm (3.3inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 12.5 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 Massachusetts. Sea temperatures are a cold 5°C (41°F). March is too cold for swimming in Massachusetts for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the March temperatures and sunshine.

Is Massachusetts warm in March?

No, Massachusetts is too cold for sunbathing in March.

The average maximum temperature in Massachusetts in March is 7°C (45°F). The average maximum temperature is 4°C (39°) in the previous month and 13°C (55°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Massachusetts in March is 3°C (38°F). The average temperature is 0°C (32°F) in the previous month and 8°C (47°F) in the next month.

More info about the March temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Massachusetts in March?

The average day light hours per day in Massachusetts in March are 11.9. The sunshine percentage is 54% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Massachusetts in March

The average maximum temperature in Massachusetts in March is 7°C (45°F). The average maximum temperature is 4°C (39°F) in the previous month and 13°C (55°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Massachusetts in March is 3°C (38°F). The average temperature is 0°C (32°F) in the previous month and 8°C (47°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Massachusetts in March is -0°C (31°F). The minimum temperature is -4°C (26°F) in the previous month and 4°C (40°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Massachusetts in March

During March the average day light hours are 11.9 per day in Massachusetts. The sunshine percentage is 54% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Massachusetts in March is typically 4.5 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 Massachusetts in March

The average sea water temperature in Massachusetts in March is 5°C (41°F) which is extremely cold and not suitable for swimming. Taking a dip at this temperature would risk hypothermia.

Rainfall in Massachusetts in March

The average total rainfall in Massachusetts in March is 8.5cm (3.3inches) and on average there are 12.5 rainy days in March making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Massachusetts in March

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Massachusetts in March is 1°C (34°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is -1°C (30°F) in the previous month and 6°C (6°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Massachusetts in March is typically 86.4%. The maximum relative humidity is 84.8% in the previous month and 89.6% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Massachusetts in March is typically 70.4%. The average relative humidity is 69.4% in the previous month and 72.7% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Massachusetts in March

The average maximum wind speed in Massachusetts in March is typically 27KM/H (17MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 27KM/H (17MPH) in the previous month and 27KM/H (17MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Massachusetts in March is typically 16KM/H (10MPH). The average wind speed is 15KM/H (9MPH) in the previous month and 14KM/H (9MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Massachusetts in March is from the West-Northwest.

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