Weather in Paris in March
Weather in Paris in March
March is an enjoyable time to be in Paris.
It’s the transitional month between winter and spring in Paris.
At this time, the city has fewer tourists than in the peak summer season, and the cold weather suits guest keen to see all the sites Paris has to offer.
March is commonly known for unpredictable weather changes. Why not plan. You will want to start with what is characteristic of the weather in Paris during this season. You can schedule a decent outing, ensuring no hang-ups just by thinking ahead.
Look at the weather foresight in the third month of the year. You might realize March could be the best time of year to visit Paris.
The rain in March
March often starts cold, but temperatures slowly change to the mildly warm, pleasant spring weather. The city is still quite wet with rain continually proving to be the constant in the first quarter of the year.
If the thought of wet rainy days gives you a sense of inner peace, then this is the Parisian month for you.
The city records an average of fourteen rainy days this month. The rain during this time is sudden and interrupts many Paris tours. Packing a sturdy emergency umbrella is the best idea. Average rainfall in March records 22.9mm (0.9 inches) of rain.
Average temperatures range between 5°C (41°F) and 12°C (53.6°F) — only rising towards the end of the month.
The presence of calm winds in March results in a slight rise in temperature. Although it takes a long-drawn-out period to feel the temperature increase, from the middle of the month, March feels moderately warmer.
Paris sees an average of six hours of sunshine each day, a figure which is majorly affected by cloud density. In March, the sunshine and daylight hours both increase. The duration of the day gains one hour and 48 minutes between its start and end. Also, the city reports a high humidity at this time of the year, an average of 80%.
Occasionally in March, you will see crowds basking in the mild sun. You are probably asking yourself, ‘so what do you wear while visiting Paris in March?
What to pack for Paris in March
The indecisive weather can make packing seem considerably more taxing. What’s more, the weather is generally getting warmer, and it’s not unusual to see that mercury rise in the thermometer.
You want to make sure you organize your suitcase with plenty of workable outfits. Those you can layer to make it simple to take off and put on clothing as the weather changes throughout the day.
However, if you are travelling in early March, you will want to maintain warm clothing as the chilly winter weather remnants are still prevalent.
Packing a few books and magazines is also a good idea — u can spend a pleasurable morning or afternoon reading in a cafe.
You will want to pack a good pair (or two) of waterproof shoes. Shoes with good tread and grip are essential because the streets are wet and slippery in March.
When there is rain, it tends to leave the paths wet, creating potentially perfidious puddle filled terrain — this is why high heels and dress shoes are not ideal for walking around the city in March—at least not for long periods.
A pair of quality gloves are good to have but is not a necessity during this time. What’s most important is to pack an umbrella that can withstand a wet, gusty day. There’s a lot of rain in the forecasts during this time. In March, Paris is well known for its erratic and sudden downpours.
The months’ last weeks are warmer, allowing you to pack a pair of sunglasses and lighter clothing.
What to do in Paris in March
There is the annual Paris Book Fair this month. Also, on March 17th, many pubs in Paris commemorate St Patrick’s Day. In Paris, St Patrick’s Day is an Irish celebration.
In March, there are no Public holidays in Paris. It’s quieter and less crowded during this time of year making it easier to explore the city and see its attractions.
Although Paris tends to be wet, it’s one of the better months to visit with excellent deals on flights and accommodation.