Ottawa Weather in March

What's the weather like in Ottawa, Canada in March 2019?

The climate in Ottawa during March can be summarized as cold and reasonably dry.

March is in the spring in Ottawa and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing 2°C (35°F), whilst at night -8°C (18°F) is normal.

Ottawa weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 1.6°C 34.9°F
Nightly temperature -7.6°C 18.3°F
Average temperature -3°C 26.6°F
Daily sunshine 5.5 hrs
Avg rainfall 62 mm 2.4 ins
Rainy days 11 days
Sea temperature 2.2°C 35.9°F
Humidity 68%
Windspeed 14.8kph 9 mph

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Ottawa with around 62mm 2.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.5 hours of sunshine per day.

March temperatures in Ottawa

March rainfall

March hourly sunshine

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 March 2018.

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Ottawa weather stats

Ottawa weather statistics
Hottest month: July 25.9°C 78.6°F
Driest month: February 58mm 2.3ins
Sunniest month: July 9.7hrs
Coldest month: January -6.6°C 20.1°F
Wettest month: July 88mm 3.5ins
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