Austin Weather in March
While March serves up pleasantly warm weather at Austin, Texas, spring also brings some breezy days.
This page gives detailed information on the typical March weather for Austin.
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The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at Camp Mabry, located at few miles from downtown Austin.
|72 °F||March average high||22 °C|
|51 °F||March average low||11 °C|
In most years, Austin averages a daily maximum temperature for March that's between 69 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 24 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 48 and 55 °F (9 to 13 °C).
The days at Austin warm most rapidly during March. By the end of the month, the temperature has climbed around 8 °F (4 °C) above what it was at the start.
|20 days||70 °F max. or more (21 °C)|
|14 days||50 °F min. or less (10 °C)|
The temperature rises nearly every day in March to over 50 °F (10 °C) in Austin. The city averages 7 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 80s °F (over 27 °C). Occasionally the temperature climbs as high as 90 °F (32 °C) this time of year.
The thermometer dips to 40 °F (4 °C) or below on an average of 4 nights. But not every March has a night of frost.
|2.8 in||total precipitation||70 mm|
|9 days||of rain|
Half the time, Austin receives 1.4 to 3 inches (35 to 84 mm) of rainfall in March. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter. None of the precipitation normally falls as snow.
|9 days||clear skies|
The sun's rays reach the ground in Austin during 55 percent of daylight hours on average in March, for a total of 205 hours in the month. Typically on 9 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.
Sunlight in March at Austin lasts for 12 hours a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 11 hours and 33 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 12:28 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.
|64 %||March average humidity|
The relative humidity in Austin during March usually peaks at 80 percent in the morning then drops to 48 percent by mid afternoon.
|Local Time||12 am||3 am||6 am||9 am||12 pm||3 pm||6 pm||9 pm|
|9.7 mph||March wind speed average||15.6 kph|
March is Austin's windiest time of year.
|2 days||rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more|
|3 days||with thunderstorms in March|
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.