Average Rainfall at California Beaches in March





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall during March at beaches, cities and parks along the Pacific Ocean in California.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month. Most sites also have information on the number of days with wet weather. That includes the days when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The rainfall totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Southern Coast, Los Angeles Area, Central Coast, San Francisco Area and Northern Coast.

Southern California Coast

March averages for total rainfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
Imperial Beach 1.9 47
5 Laguna Beach 2.0 50
5 Newport Beach 1.7 42
5 Oceanside 1.5 38
7 San Diego 1.8 46
Santa Catalina Island 2.1 52

Los Angeles Area

Average monthly precipitation in March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
5 Long Beach 1.9 47
6 Oxnard 2.3 59
4 Santa Monica 2.0 50

Central California Coast

Total rainfall averages for March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
10 Big Sur State Park 6.7 169
7 Lompoc 2.9 73
9 Monterey 3.0 75
8 Morro Bay 3.3 84
8 Pismo Beach 3.0 77
9 Salinas 2.3 57
6 Santa Barbara 2.9 74

San Francisco Area

Average amount of rain in March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
14 Half Moon Bay 4.2 107
9 Pacifica 4.3 109
9 San Francisco, Fort Funston 2.6 67
13 San Gregorio 4.6 116
10 Santa Cruz 4.6 118

Northern California Coast

Rainy weather during March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
Crescent City 7.9 200
16 Eureka 5.3 135
14 Fort Bragg 6.3 159
Fort Ross State Park 5.4 137
17 Klamath 10.3 262
12 Shelter Cove 7.8 198
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

California Beaches Rainfall
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