New York

Avg weather in March
12 Hrs per day
99 mm per month
72 % avg
11 Mph avg


What’s the weather like in New York in March?

The location of New York on the east coast of America means the city has a continental climate and with winter moving into spring in March, temperatures are rising, but still chilly. There’s rain all year round, so you’ll probably want to bring an umbrella as well as some warm clothes.

Climatic influences

New York has four fairly distinct seasons, although there’s still the chance of some light snow in March. The Appalachian Mountains help to keep in some heat as the city starts to get warmer, while offshore winds mean the Atlantic doesn’t cool things down as much. New York’s skyscrapers and high buildings will shelter you a bit from the cold and wind.


March is chilly in New York, with an expected high temperature of 9ºC. This gets as cold as 1ºC at night so make sure you bring plenty of warm clothes. The sea temperature’s a chilly 5ºC, while humidity’s low and average rainfall’s 90mm over 12 rainy days. You can still expect 12 hours of daylight with seven hours of sunshine each day and moderate UV levels. Sunset’s just before 6pm at the start of the month, which is pushed back an hour when daylight saving starts.

Things to Do

The chilly weather will mean you’ll probably want to stay indoors quite a bit in March. Spend a long day or two at Museum Mile and check out the eight museums that include the famous Guggenheim, or shop until you drop at New York’s iconic shops and department stores. Seeing a Broadway musical might be high on your list, while off Times Square there’s lots of great comedy shows. Brave the cold with a stroll in Central Park, which is gorgeous after a bit of of snow.

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