Las Vegas Weather in March
March brings some warm weather to Las Vegas, Nevada. The thermometer climbs into the 80s Fahrenheit (over 26 °C) for the first time in months. Extreme heat, however, is not expected here this month.
This page gives detailed information on the typical March weather for Las Vegas.
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The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the McCarran International Airport, located near the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.
|70 °F||March average high||21 °C|
|49 °F||March average low||10 °C|
In most years, Las Vegas averages a daily maximum temperature for March that's between 66 and 74 degrees Fahrenheit (19 to 24 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 47 and 52 °F (8 to 11 °C).
The days at Las Vegas warm steadily during March. By the end of the month, the temperature has climbed around 8 °F (4 °C) above what it was at the start.
|16 days||70 °F max. or more (21 °C)|
|17 days||50 °F min. or less (10 °C)|
Nearly every day in March warms to over 60 °F (16 °C) in Las Vegas. For the first time in the year, some days heat up to 80 °F (27 °C) or more. The city averages 4 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 80s °F.
But really hot weather has yet to arrive. Temperatures rise above 90 °F (32 °C) during March only once every five years.
At night, the thermometer dips to 40 °F (4 °C) or below on 2 days. March normally never gets cold enough though for frost.
|0.4 in||total precipitation||11 mm|
|3 days||of rain|
Half the time, Las Vegas receives 0.1 to 0.4 inches (1 to 10 mm) of rainfall in March. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter. None of the precipitation falls as snow.
|14 days||clear skies|
The sun's rays reach the ground in Las Vegas during 83 percent of daylight hours on average in March, for a total of 309 hours in the month. Typically on 14 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.
Sunlight in March at Las Vegas lasts for 11 hours and 59 minutes a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 11 hours and 25 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 12:34 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.
|33 %||March average humidity|
The relative humidity in Las Vegas during March usually peaks at 44 percent in the morning then drops to 21 percent around mid afternoon.
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|10.0 mph||March wind speed average||16.1 kph|
March is a little windier than most other months in Las Vegas.
|1 day||rainfall of 0.1 inches (2.5 mm) or more|
|0 days||with thunderstorms in March|
Once every few years, Las Vegas can get up to an inch (25 mm) of rain in one day during March. Thunderstorms also sometimes show up this month.
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.