Weather in Rhode Island, United States in March

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Visiting Rhode Island, United States in March

March has average maximum temperatures of 8°C (46°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 60% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.1 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 9.1cm (3.6inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11.3 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 Rhode Island. Sea temperatures are a cold 3°C (37°F). March is too cold for swimming in Rhode Island for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

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Can you sunbathe in Rhode Island in March?

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

March has average maximum temperatures of 8°C (46°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 60% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.1 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 9.1cm (3.6inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11.3 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 Rhode Island in March?

No, March is too cold for swimming in Rhode Island for any length of time, with the sea water at 3°C (37°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about March sea temperatures.

Is March a good time to holiday in Rhode Island?

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

March has average maximum temperatures of 8°C (46°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 60% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.1 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 9.1cm (3.6inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11.3 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 Rhode Island. Sea temperatures are a cold 3°C (37°F). March is too cold for swimming in Rhode Island for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the March temperatures and sunshine.

Is Rhode Island warm in March?

No, Rhode Island is too cold for sunbathing in March.

The average maximum temperature in Rhode Island in March is 8°C (46°F). The average maximum temperature is 4°C (38°) in the previous month and 13°C (56°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Rhode Island in March is 3°C (38°F). The average temperature is -0°C (31°F) in the previous month and 9°C (48°F) in the next month.

More info about the March temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Rhode Island in March?

The average day light hours per day in Rhode Island in March are 11.9. The sunshine percentage is 60% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Rhode Island in March

The average maximum temperature in Rhode Island in March is 8°C (46°F). The average maximum temperature is 4°C (38°F) in the previous month and 13°C (56°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Rhode Island in March is 3°C (38°F). The average temperature is -0°C (31°F) in the previous month and 9°C (48°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Rhode Island in March is -0°C (31°F). The minimum temperature is -4°C (25°F) in the previous month and 5°C (40°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Rhode Island in March

During March the average day light hours are 11.9 per day in Rhode Island. The sunshine percentage is 60% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.1 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Rhode Island in March is typically 4.6 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 Rhode Island in March

The average sea water temperature in Rhode Island in March is 3°C (37.4°F) which is extremely cold and not suitable for swimming. Taking a dip at this temperature would risk hypothermia.

Rainfall in Rhode Island in March

The average total rainfall in Rhode Island in March is 9.1cm (3.6inches) and on average there are 11.3 rainy days in March making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Rhode Island in March

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Rhode Island in March is 1°C (33°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is -2°C (28°F) in the previous month and 6°C (6°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Rhode Island in March is typically 85.2%. The maximum relative humidity is 82.1% in the previous month and 88.5% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Rhode Island in March is typically 67.7%. The average relative humidity is 66% in the previous month and 69.6% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Rhode Island in March

The average maximum wind speed in Rhode Island in March is typically 27KM/H (17MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 27KM/H (17MPH) in the previous month and 26KM/H (16MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Rhode Island in March is typically 15KM/H (9MPH). The average wind speed is 14KM/H (9MPH) in the previous month and 13KM/H (8MPH) in the next month.

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

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