By March, Savannah’s weather is becoming a little more predictable compared to the winter months, although it can still vary somewhat from year to year and from day to day.
The weather by now is decidedly spring-like. Average daily highs in the low 70s: on cooler days, the high might not climb out of the 50s, but on warmer days, it can rise into the 80s. March brings plenty of sunny days, although Savannah’s subtropical climate means that there can also be frequent cloudy days and rain.
On warmer days, March is perfect for outdoor sightseeing, whether walking around the Historic District or visiting a nearby nature site. On cooler or rainy days, there is still a lot to do in Savannah’s many museums, art museums and historic homes.
Evenings in March can be cool, in addition to the cloudier days, so it is best to pack for a range of temperatures. An umbrella is always advisable, and as the UV index rises, so is sunscreen. If you expect to visit any nature attractions, bring insect repellent too.
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The daily maximum temperature in Savannah in March averages 71°F (22°C), with the lowest daily highs being around 50-60°F (10-15°C), up to around 79-86°F (26-30°C) on the warmest days.
The proportion of warmer and cooler days in March can vary somewhat from year to year: the daily high temperature can reach or exceed about 75°F (24°C) on between a quarter to two thirds of days this month, and it can stay below 65°F (18°C) on anything from one or two to half of March’s days, with the average month, if there is such a thing, giving very roughly 10 warm days, 10 cool, and the remainder somewhere in between.
In the morning, temperatures are around 45°F (7°C) on the cooler days, up to around 70°F (21°C) on warmer days. Evening temperatures are roughly similar, sometimes a few degrees lower, falling to lows in the 35-65°F (2-18°C) range.
The weather may sometimes feel humid in March, but most of the time humidity will be within comfortable levels.
Surface water temperature in March at the beaches near Savannah is around 55-60°F (12-17°C), which most people will find too cold for swimming.
The average March in Savannah has 7-8 hours of sunshine each day. Rainfall for the month totals an average of 3.7 inches, with rain occurring on an average of 7-8 days.
Savannah’s weather in March is frequently sunny, with clear or mostly clear weather on half to two thirds of days. The remaining days are split between predominantly cloudy skies, sometimes bringing rain, and mixed days offering periods of sun and periods of more cloudy weather, again sometimes with rain.
The UV index in Savannah in March averages 7.
Wind speeds in Savannah in March average a little over 8mph, with 2-4 days each month still or mostly still, and 6-8 days on average where wind speeds may reach around 15mph or higher.
In March, the sun rises at around 6:50am at the beginning of the month (then an hour later after Daylight Saving Time begins) and at 7:15am at the end of the month. It begins to get light in the morning at 6:30am at the start of the month (and an hour later after Daylight Saving Time begins), and by 6:50am at the end.
The sun sets at around 6:20pm at the start of the month (one hour later after Daylight Saving Time begins), and at around 7:45pm by its end. It should be dark by around 6:45pm at the beginning of the month (an hour later after Daylight Saving Time begins), and by 8:05pm at its end.
The amount of full daylight in March averages around 12 hours per day, plus an additional 20-25 minutes of low light at the beginning and end of the day.