Average Sunshine in California for March





Number of Sunny Days

In the table below, the average number of Sunny Days for a city in California is the total days this month when the sky is mostly clear. This includes the days when cloud covers up to 30% of the sky during daylight hours.

Partly Sunny Days have cloud covering from 40% to 70% of the sky during the daytime.

Total Days With Sun is a sum of the Sunny plus Partly Sunny days. The rest of the days are mainly overcast, with at least 80% cloud cover. All the numbers are annual averages, made from years of weather watching.

Days of sunshine in March
City Sunny
Days
Partly Sunny
Days
Total Days
With Sun
Bakersfield 10 9 19
Bishop 13 9 22
Blue Canyon 9 6 15
Eureka 5 8 13
Fresno 11 8 19
Long Beach 11 9 20
Los Angeles Airport 12 9 21
Los Angeles Downtown 13 9 22
Mount Shasta 8 8 16
Redding 8 7 15
Sacramento 10 9 19
San Diego 11 9 20
San Francisco Airport 10 9 19
Santa Maria 13 8 21
Stockton 10 8 18

Amount of Sun

Here's another way to look at how much sunshine a city gets. The % Sun number measures the percentage of time between sunrise and sunset that sunshine reaches the ground. Again, these amounts are monthly averages based on many years of weather observations.

Percent sunshine for March
City % Sun
Eureka 52
Fresno 77
Los Angeles Downtown 73
Redding 85
Sacramento 74
San Diego 70
San Francisco Downtown 69
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. Comparative Climatic Data.

California Sunshine
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