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.
|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|
|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.
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.
|Hottest month:||August||14.2°C 57.6°F|
|Driest month:||June||59mm 2.3ins|
|Coldest month:||February||5.2°C 41.4°F|
|Wettest month:||November||140mm 5.5ins|