New York weather

Our guide to the weather in New York destination during March

8

Average high

2

UV Index

144mm

Monthly rainfall

71%

Humidity

New York is a city of extremes and the weather is no exception. We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for New York, covering the last 12 years up to 2023, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about New York weather in March.

What's the temperature like in New York during March?

It's cold in New York during March. The temperature tops out at around 8℃ during the day, falling away to 2℃ at night. The UV index will be low at this time of year, so not something to worry about. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's always a good idea to apply a small amount of sunscreen to exposed skin.

Does it snow in New York during March?

Possibly. There's a chance of snow during March but not as much as you might think. Check the local forecast before you leave home so that you can pack appropriate footwear and clothing.

Does it rain in New York during March?

On average, there will be 8 rainy days during the month, amounting to 143.9mm in total. That's a significant amount of rain. For comparison, the wettest months in the UK typically sees between 80mm and 100mm, depending on where you are. There's a small chance that you'll catch a thunderstorm during your trip.

Is it windy in New York during March?

You're unlikely to experience any strong winds. Expect a gentle breeze that increases to moderate at times during March. With cool air temperatures, any breeze will feel cold.

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