Average March Sunshine in the United Kingdom

The tables below give March averages for the number of hours with sunshine at cities and towns throughout the United Kingdom. The monthly totals are based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010.

You can jump to a separate table for: Southern England, Northern England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The UK as a whole has an average 108 hours of sun in March.

Southern England

Total March sunshine
Place Hours
Birmingham 98
Cambridge 111
Eastbourne 128
Exeter 123
Ipswich 116
London 107
Lowestoft 114
Newquay 125
Oxford 111

Northern England

Average amount of sun in March
Place Hours
Blackpool 112
Grimsby 111
Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales 83
Manchester 99
Newcastle 116
Penrith 97
Sheffield 112


Average March sun
Place Hours
Aberporth 120
Aberystwyth 89
Cardiff 112
Tenby 120
Valley, Anglesey 123


Number of sunny hours in March on average
Place Hours
Aberdeen 120
Dundee 126
Edinburgh 115
Forres 107
Glasgow 99
Kirkwall, Orkney Islands 98
Lerwick, Shetland Islands 94
Oban 89
Stornoway, Outer Hebrides 98
Tiree, Inner Hebrides 111

Northern Ireland

Average total sunshine in March
Place Hours
Armagh 97
Belfast 103
Londonderry 89
United Kingdom Sunshine
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