Vancouver
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Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Vancouver, Canada

Aerial view of the Coal Harbor and trees of Stanley Park, with the city of Vancouver, Canada
Aerial view of the Coal Harbor and trees of Stanley Park, with the city of Vancouver, Canada
March, the first month of the spring, in Vancouver, is a cool month, with average temperature ranging between min 3.4°C (38.1°F) and max 10.3°C (50.5°F).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in February - a fresh 10.3°C (50.5°F). The average low-temperature, in Vancouver, Canada, is 3.4°C (38.1°F).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in March is 70.1%.

Rainfall

In Vancouver, during 17.5 rainfall days, 111.8mm (4.4") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 165.1 rainfall days, and 1153.1mm (45.4") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Vancouver are January through April, October through December.

Sea temperature

In Vancouver, in March, the average water temperature is 7.1°C (44.8°F). At temperatures below 10°C (50°F), 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 13°C (55.4°F) is not comfortable.

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day in Vancouver, Canada, is 12h.

Sunshine

In Vancouver, the average sunshine is 4.3h.

UV index

In Vancouver, Canada, the average daily maximum UV index is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
The average daily UV index of 3 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions - Protection against the skin and eye damage is obliged. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in March in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, in March, the average high-temperature is 10.3°C (50.5°F), and the average low-temperature is 3.4°C (38.1°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Vancouver?

In March, the average relative humidity is 70.1%.

How many days does it rain in March in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, Canada, in March, it is raining for 17.5 days, with typically 111.8mm (4.4") of accumulated precipitation.

How many days does it snow in March in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, in March, snow falls for 0.9 days, with typically accumulated 23mm (0.9") of snow.

What is the sea water temperature in March in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, in March, the average water temperature is 7.1°C (44.8°F). Swimming in 7.1°C (44.8°F) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 13°C (55.4°F) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 10°C (50°F) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

How many hours of daylight does Vancouver have in March?

In March, the average length of the day is 12h.

How long on average sun shines in March in Vancouver?

The average sunshine in March in Vancouver, Canada, is 4.3h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Vancouver?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in March - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average high temperature in March: 10.3°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (22.2°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (6.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 3.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (13.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (0.8°C).

Average humidity in March - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average humidity in March: 70.1%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (81.2%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (61.4%).

Average rainfall in March - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average rainfall in March: 111.8mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (185.8mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is July (35.6mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in March: 17.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (19.9 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (6.3 days).

Average snowfall in March - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average snowfall in March: 23mm

The month with the highest snowfall is December (148mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average snowfall days in March - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in March: 0.9 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (2.8 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average sea temperature in March: 7.1°C

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August and September (11.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (6.8°C).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average daylight in March: 12h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16.2h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.3h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 4.3h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9.3h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1.8h).

Average UV index in March - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average UV index in March: 3

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 1).