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Visiting California, United States in March

March has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (64°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 70.9% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.5hrs making the days long and bright. March has total rainfall of 7.3cm (2.9inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 8.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in California. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (58°F). 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.

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Can you sunbathe in California in March?

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

March has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (64°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 70.9% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.5hrs making the days long and bright. March has total rainfall of 7.3cm (2.9inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 8.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

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Can you swim in California in March?

No, March is too cold for swimming in California for any length of time, with the sea water at 14°C (58°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about March sea temperatures.

Is March a good time to holiday in California?

Yes, March is a slightly cool time for a holiday in California.

March has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (64°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 70.9% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.5hrs making the days long and bright. March has total rainfall of 7.3cm (2.9inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 8.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in California. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (58°F). March is too cold for swimming in California for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the March temperatures and sunshine.

Is California warm in March?

No, California is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days in March.

The average maximum temperature in California in March is 18°C (64°F). The average maximum temperature is 17°C (62°) in the previous month and 19°C (66°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in California in March is 13°C (56°F). The average temperature is 12°C (54°F) in the previous month and 14°C (58°F) in the next month.

More info about the March temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is California in March?

The average day light hours per day in California in March are 11.9. The sunshine percentage is 70.9% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.5hrs making the days long and bright.

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Temperature in California in March

The average maximum temperature in California in March is 18°C (64°F). The average maximum temperature is 17°C (62°F) in the previous month and 19°C (66°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in California in March is 13°C (56°F). The average temperature is 12°C (54°F) in the previous month and 14°C (58°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in California in March is 9°C (48°F). The minimum temperature is 7°C (45°F) in the previous month and 10°C (50°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in California in March

During March the average day light hours are 11.9 per day in California. The sunshine percentage is 70.9% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.5hrs making the days long and bright.

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 14.4°C (57.9°F) 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 7.3cm (2.9inches) and on average there are 8.5 rainy days in March making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in California in March

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in California in March is 10°C (50°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 9°C (49°F) in the previous month and 10°C (10°F) 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 25KM/H (16MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 24KM/H (15MPH) in the previous month and 27KM/H (17MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in California in March is typically 10KM/H (6MPH). The average wind speed is 9KM/H (6MPH) in the previous month and 11KM/H (7MPH) in the next month.

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

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