Shetland Weather in March

What's the weather like in Shetland (Scotland) in March 2023?

The climate in Shetland during March can be summarized as cool and damp.

March is in the spring in Shetland and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 6°C (43°F), whilst at night 2°C (35°F) is normal.

Shetland weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 6.2°C 43.1°F
Nightly temperature 1.7°C 35°F
Average temperature 3.9°C 39°F
Daily sunshine 3.1 hrs
Avg rainfall 110 mm 4.3 ins
Rainy days 23 days
Sea temperature 8°C 46.5°F
Humidity 87%
Windspeed 28.9kph 18 mph

On average March is the 6th wettest month of the year in Shetland with around 110mm 4.3 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 23 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.1 hours of sunshine per day.

March temperatures in Shetland

Shetland average temperature in March

March rainfall

Shetland average rain in March

March hourly sunshine

Shetland average rain in March

The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in Shetland in March 2022.

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Shetland weather stats

Shetland weather statistics
Hottest month: August 14.2°C 57.6°F
Driest month: June 59mm 2.3ins
Sunniest month: April 4.9hrs
Coldest month: February 5.2°C 41.4°F
Wettest month: November 140mm 5.5ins
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