Houston Weather in March

Houston, Texas enjoys warm weather throughout March, along with relatively low humidity and light rainfall.

This page gives detailed information on the typical March weather for Houston.

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The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, located north of downtown Houston.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

73 °F March average high 23 °C
53 °F March average low 11 °C

In most years, Houston averages a daily maximum temperature for March that's between 71 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit (22 to 24 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 49 and 56 °F (10 to 13 °C).

The days at Houston warm quickly during March. By the end of the month, the temperature has climbed around 7 °F (4 °C) above what it was at the start.

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

The temperature rises nearly every day in March to over 60 °F (16 °C) in Houston. The city averages 6 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 80s °F (over 26 °C). Temperatures above 90 °F (32 °C) are not expected here during March.

The thermometer dips to 40 °F (4 °C) or below on an average of 3 nights. March does not get cold enough for frost every year.

Rainy Weather iconRain

3.4 in total precipitation 87 mm
9 days of rain

Half the time, Houston receives 2 to 5 inches (48 to 115 mm) of rainfall in March. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.

Sunny Weather iconSun

54 % sunshine
7 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Houston during 54 percent of daylight hours on average in March, for a total of 201 hours in the month. Typically on 7 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in March at Houston lasts for 12 hours a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 11 hours and 34 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.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

73 % March average humidity

The relative humidity in Houston during March usually peaks at 87 percent in the morning then drops to 54 percent by mid afternoon.

Local Time12 am3 am6 am9 am12 pm3 pm6 pm9 pm
Humidity % 83 86 87 76 59 54 60 77

Windy Weather iconWind

9.0 mph March wind speed average 14.5 kph

March is windier than most other months in Houston.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

2 days rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more
4 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.

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