What is the Weather in Los Angeles in March?

This post is an overview of the March weather in Los Angeles, including tips on how to dress and things to do.


HOW COLD IS LA IN MARCH?

March in Los Angeles is mostly spring-like with several summer-like days making this month a good time to explore this city.

Daytime high temperatures average in the upper 60s F to low 70s F (20 to 22 C) with a few of the warmer afternoons warming up into the low 80s F (27 to 28 C).

 

Average Temperatures in March in Los Angeles 

Afternoon temperatures at or above 90 F (32.2 C) occur only about once every 2-3 years.

The record high temperature for Los Angeles during March is 98F (36.7 C).

Overnight and early morning low temperatures tend to be in the lower 50s F (10 to 12 C) with a few of the cooler mornings seeing temperatures dip down into the mid-40s F (7 to 8 C).

The record low temperature for Los Angeles during March is 35 F (1.7 C).

 


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HOW MUCH SUN AND RAIN?

Skies will be clear or at least partly sunny on average for about 22 days this month.

March will normally see about 5-6 days with some measurable rainfall with significant rainfalls of 0.5 inches (12.7 cm) or more on 1-2 days. These rainy days are more likely early in the month than near the month’s end.

 

Does it rain in Los Angeles in March?

 

Daylight increases from about 11.5 hours on March 1st to about 12.5 hours by the 31st.

 


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WHAT TO WEAR IN MARCH?

The weather is generally spring-like to summer-like so a windbreaker or light jacket and a sweater are suggested for the cooler evenings and mornings.

But for the warmer days, you will also need to bring along your summer attire and don’t forget a good pair of walking shoes.

 

What to wear in LA in March


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WHAT TO DO IN LOS ANGELES IN MARCH?

Below are 8 top things to do in March in Los Angeles.

But, be sure to read our full post on what to do in Los Angeles in March which includes free things to do, night and family-friendly activities and attractions, as well as our definitive post on the best things to do in LA.

And if you are planning on visiting many of Los Angeles’s top attractions, then you should consider a tourist discount pass as you could save up to 50% of retail ticket prices to tours, attractions, and restaurants.

 

City Passes Los Angeles

  1. Watch a baseball game at Dodgers Stadium
  2. Spot a Whale at the Festival of the Whales
  3. Indulge at Restaurant Week in Orange County
  4. Knott’s Boysenberry Festival
  5. Festival of Color
  6. Walk Venice Beach Boardwalk
  7. Run (or watch) LA Marathon
  8. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
  9. Enjoy the View at the OUE Skyspace LA
  10. Take a Tour of Hollywood!

Be sure to check out all the top things to do in March in our main post.

 


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Fred Pickhardt
Ocean Weather Services

 

About the author

Fred is a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. He has extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, and forensic weather event reconstructions. Fred founded Ocean Weather Services and currently provides forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.