San Diego Weather in March

March is only slightly warmer than the mild weather of the previous months at San Diego, California.

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

The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the San Diego International Airport, located on San Diego Bay near the city center.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

66 °F March average high 19 °C
53 °F March average low 12 °C

In most years, San Diego averages a daily maximum temperature for March that's between 64 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 20 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 52 and 55 °F (11 to 13 °C).

The days at San Diego warm slightly during March. By the end of the month, the temperature has climbed around 2 °F (1 °C) above what it was at the start.

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

Nearly every day in March warms to over 60 °F (16 °C) in San Diego. The city averages 1 day this month when the thermometer reaches into the 80s °F (over 26 °C). Temperatures above 90 °F (32 °C) occur in March about once a decade.

San Diego does not normally get as cold as 40 °F (4 °C) this time of year.

Rainy Weather iconRain

1.8 in total precipitation 46 mm
7 days of rain

Half the time, San Diego receives one-half to 3 inches (12 to 79 mm) of rainfall in March. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.

Sunny Weather iconSun

70 % sunshine
11 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in San Diego during 70 percent of daylight hours on average in March, for a total of 260 hours in the month. Typically on 11 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in March at San Diego lasts for 12 hours and 0 minutes a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 11 hours and 30 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 12:31 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

67 % March average humidity

The relative humidity in San Diego during March usually peaks at 75 percent just after midnight then drops to 56 percent by early afternoon.

Local Time1 am4 am7 am10 am1 pm4 pm7 pm10 pm
Humidity % 75 75 73 60 56 59 68 72

Windy Weather iconWind

7.5 mph March wind speed average 12.1 kph

March is a little windier than most other months in San Diego.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

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

March is one of the most likely months for a thunderstorm in San Diego. Even so, most Marches have no thunder and lightning.


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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