Los Angeles Weather in March

The weather in March warms up slightly at Los Angeles, California, although temperatures remain moderate. The amount of rainfall also lessens during March.

This page gives detailed information on the typical March temperature, precipitation, sun, humidity, wind and storms for Los Angeles.

The temperature, rainfall, sunshine and wind speed numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered in downtown Los Angeles near Union Station. The humidity and thunderstorm measurements are averages at the Los Angeles International Airport, located southwest of the city center.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

70 °F March average high 21 °C
51 °F March average low 11 °C

In most years, Los Angeles averages a daily maximum temperature for March that's between 67 and 73 degrees Fahrenheit (19 to 23 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 49 and 53 °F (9 to 12 °C).

The days at Los Angeles warm up a little during March. By the end of the month, the temperature has climbed around 2 °F (1 °C) above what it was at the start.

14 days 70 °F max. or more (21 °C)
12 days 50 °F min. or less (10 °C)

The temperature rises nearly every day during March to over 60 °F (16 °C) in Los Angeles. The city averages 3 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 80s °F (over 27 °C). Temperatures above 90 °F (32 °C) occur every few years here during March.

Only rarely does the thermometer dip to 40 °F (4 °C) or below for a night this time of year. March does not normally get cold enough for frost.

Rainy Weather iconRain

2.4 in total precipitation 62 mm
6 days of rain

Half the time, Los Angeles receives 0.3 to 4 inches (8 to 103 mm) of rainfall in March. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.

Sunny Weather iconSun

73 % sunshine
13 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Los Angeles during 73 percent of daylight hours on average in March, for a total of 272 hours in the month. Typically on 13 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in March at Los Angeles lasts for 12 hours a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 11 hours and 28 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 12:32 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

71 % March average humidity

The relative humidity in Los Angeles during March usually peaks at 78 percent early in the morning then drops to 60 percent by late morning.

Local Time1 am4 am7 am10 am1 pm4 pm7 pm10 pm
Humidity % 77 78 76 60 61 65 73 74

Windy Weather iconWind

5.6 mph March wind speed average 9.0 kph

March is one of the windiest months in Los Angeles.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

2 days rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more
1 day with thunderstorms in March

A March thunderstorm happens in most, but not all, years at Los Angeles.

Reference

These weather data are long-term historical averages provided by the National Climatic Data Center of the United States. The temperature and precipitation numbers are 1981-2010 normals while the humidity and thunderstorm statistics are 1961-1990 normals.

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