How is the Weather in London in March?

This post is a summary of the London weather in March, with tips on what to pack and things to do (updated for 2018).  March means slightly warmer weather, but the peak season crowds have not arrived. That’s good because you won’t wait in queues very long. Click on the links below to learn more.  If you are coming at the start or end of the month, you may want to read our posts on London weather in February and April.

Average Temperatures
How Much Sun/Rain
What to Wear
Things to Do in March
Free Tours by Foot

 

 
 

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES IN MARCH

During the month of March, daylight hours increase by almost 2 hours between the 1st and the 31st allowing more time for outdoor activities.  Early in the month brings afternoon temperatures averaging in the upper 40s F (about 8C-9C). 

 

 

Towards the end of the month, daytime temperatures will reach the mid-50s F (about 12C).  It’s possible that a couple of days in March could see afternoon temperatures reaching at least into the low to mid-60s F  (16C-17C).


HOW MUCH SUN AND RAIN

About 17-18 days will be mostly cloudy during March leaving 13-14 days clear or at least partly sunny. Expect about 16 days this month with some precipitation with about 2 days likely with some snow (mostly during the first 2-3 weeks).

 

London March

 


WHAT TO WEAR IN LONDON IN MARCH

Best to bring rain gear and dress in layers.  Bring along a warm coat, warm clothes, and good walking shoes but on the warmer days some lighter spring attire might come in handy.

 

 


THINGS TO DO IN LONDON IN MARCH

The headline event this month is the traditional rowing race between the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge called The Boat Race, but there are other fun festivities as well, including St. Patricks Day celebrations and the Kew Gardens Orchid Festival. Below is the full Top 10 list of things to do in London in March. Read our full post Things to Do in London in March for more ideas.  While you are here in London, please join us for one of our several “pay-what-you-like” guided tours like our London All-In-One tour or our London Graffiti and Street Art Tour.

  1.  Watch A Boat Race and THE Boat Race!
  2.  Take Part in St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations
  3.  Embrace Spring in One of London’s Most Beautiful Parks  
  4.  Drink Beer!  
  5.  Celebrate Mother’s Day
  6.  Buy Affordable Art in Battersea
  7.  Enjoy Kew Gardens During the Orchid Festival
  8.  Escape Into the World of Winnie the Pooh
  9.  Walk in the Footsteps of Britain’s Kings and Queens on our Royal Westminster Tour
  10.  Forage For Fabulous Food

 


Written by Fred Pickhardt

Ocean Weather Services

 

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