Average March Precipitation in the United Kingdom





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during March at cities and towns in the United Kingdom.

Each place has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets this month and for the normal amount of precipitation. The calculation of days only includes the days when precipitation totalled at least one millimetre (0.04 inches).

The month's total precipitation is an average of weather data collected from 1981 to 2010.

In March, the entire UK averages 12 days of rain or snow, totalling 64 millimetres (2.5 inches).

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

Southern England

Average monthly precipitation in March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
11 Birmingham 1.9 48
10 Cambridge 1.5 38
10 Eastbourne 2.3 59
11 Exeter 2.7 69
10 Ipswich 1.7 44
10 London 1.6 41
10 Lowestoft 1.7 43
13 Newquay 2.9 75
10 Oxford 1.9 48
16 Princetown, Dartmoor Park 6.2 159

Northern England

March averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Blackpool 2.5 64
10 Grimsby 1.6 40
16 Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales 5.2 132
12 Manchester 2.4 61
10 Newcastle 1.8 45
13 Penrith 3.0 76
12 Sheffield 2.5 63

Wales

Average amount of rain and snow in March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Aberporth 2.5 62
15 Aberystwyth 3.8 98
13 Cardiff 3.5 90
13 Tenby 3.4 87
12 Valley, Anglesey 2.5 63

Scotland

Precipitation totals for March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Aberdeen 2.5 64
10 Dundee 2.0 51
10 Edinburgh 2.1 53
11 Forres 1.8 47
15 Glasgow 4.4 112
18 Kirkwall, Orkney Islands 3.8 96
20 Lerwick, Shetland Islands 4.9 125
19 Oban 6.0 152
20 Stornoway, Outer Hebrides 4.6 117
18 Tiree, Inner Hebrides 4.1 103

Northern Ireland

Total precipitation during March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
13 Armagh 2.6 66
14 Belfast 2.6 67
18 Londonderry 3.4 87
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