Nashville Weather in March

This post is a summary of the Nashville weather in March with tips on what to pack and things to do. 

March means slightly warmer weather, but the peak season crowds have not yet arrived. 

 


AVERAGE TEMPERATURES IN MARCH

Nashville in March tends to be variable with a mix of late winter and early spring weather ranging from cold to warm in a matter of just a few days.

Daylight hours increase rapidly this month from 11.4 hours on the 1st to 12.6 hours by the 31st. 

 

Average Temperatures in Nashville in March

 

Daytime high temperatures tend to average in the upper 50s F (14-15C) but warm up into the mid-60s F (17-19C) towards the end of the month.

A few of the warmer afternoons, especially near the end of the month, can reach into the upper 70s F (25-26C).  

Late night and early morning low temperatures tend to be in the upper 30s F (2-3C) but warm up to the mid-40s F (6-8C) near the end of the month. 

On average about 8-9 days see temperatures dipping to 32F/0C or less.

Wind speeds during March tend to be light, averaging mostly  4-12 mph (6-19 kph) but occasionally can be moderate at 13-18 mph (20-28 kph) with higher gusts.


HOW MUCH SUN AND RAIN

About 15-16 days will be cloudy or mostly cloudy during March. However, an equal number of days will be sunny or at least partly sunny offering a good opportunity to explore this great city. 

Expect about 11 days this month with some precipitation. Only about 2-3 days will record ½ inch (about 13 mm) or more.

 

Weather Calendar Nashville March

 

Snow is relatively rare this month, falling only on two out of three years. Snowfalls of 1 inch or more occur only about once every 3 years. 


WHAT TO WEAR IN NASHVILLE IN MARCH

March brings a mix of late winter and early spring weather so it requires clothes suitable for both winter and spring conditions.

We’ve made a list of essentials to bring on your trip to Nashville in March: 

1. Long Pants

Long, comfortable walking pants are recommended. A great pair of jeans will get you. Pair them with your favorite pair of cowboy boots!

Levi’s has some great, comfortable jeans to choose from. 

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2. Jacket

It’s best to bring a medium-weight coat or jacket. You can also pack a light jacket or windbreaker with a few sweaters to layer for your comfort level.

3. Good Shoes

Comfortable walking shoes are a good thing to pack for your trip to Nashville in March. The downtown district is hilly, so comfortable footwear is a must.

Saucony has great, comfortable walking shoes for both men and women that will let you walk all day!

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THINGS TO DO IN NASHVILLE IN MARCH

There are tons of things to do in Nashville year-round, like seeing concerts, visiting the Johnny Cash Museum, and taking a bus tour

And if you are planning on visiting many of Nashville’s attractions, then you should consider a tourist discount pass as you could save up to 50% off attractions.

 

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Below is the full Top 10 list of things to do in Nashville in March. Read our full post, Things to Do in Nashville in March, for more ideas. 

  1. See a concert.
  2. Go to a sports event.
  3. Attend a traveling Broadway show.
  4. See stand-up comedy.
  5. Save with the Tourist Discount Pass.
  6. Take a pay-what-you-like walking tour.
  7. See The Price is Right live.
  8. Go to the Nashville Children’s Theater.
  9. Tour Fort Negley.
  10. Attent the Whiskey Warmer Charity Tasting.

Written by 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.