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Cactus League Weather: March in Phoenix

What's The Weather Like For Spring Training?

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A Sunny Day at Scottsdale Stadium

© Judy Hedding

When people come to Arizona to go to Spring Training Baseball games, it's difficult to know what the weather will be like. In March it can be hot and sunny, making shorts and tank tops suitable game attire, or it can be cool and rainy (but I hope not).

The following information should help you get a feeling for typical March weather in the Valley of the Sun.

  • Since the year 2000, it has reached 95°F or higher 5 times.
  • It hasn't reached 100°F in the month of March since 1988.
  • Since 2000 there has never been a low temperature below 32°F in March.
  • Since 2000 there have been three days in the month of March that didn't get above 55°F
  • Since 2000 there have been 4 days in March with about an inch of rain or more for that day.
  • On average, there are 4 or 5 days in March with measurable rain.
  • We have never had measurable snow in Phoenix in March.

Average Daily Temperatures in March in Phoenix, Stated in °F

March 1 - Average Low: 51, Average High 73
March 2 - Average Low: 51, Average High 73
March 3 - Average Low: 51, Average High 74
March 4 - Average Low: 51, Average High 74
March 5 - Average Low: 51, Average High 74
March 6 - Average Low: 52, Average High 74
March 7 - Average Low: 52, Average High 74
March 8 - Average Low: 52, Average High 74
March 9 - Average Low: 52, Average High 74
March 10 - Average Low: 52, Average High 75
March 11 - Average Low: 52, Average High 75
March 12 - Average Low: 53, Average High 75
March 13 - Average Low: 53, Average High 75
March 14 - Average Low: 53, Average High 75
March 15 - Average Low: 53, Average High 76
March 16 - Average Low: 53, Average High 76
March 17 - Average Low: 53, Average High 76
March 18 - Average Low: 53, Average High 76
March 19 - Average Low: 54, Average High 76
March 20 - Average Low: 54, Average High 77
March 21 - Average Low: 54, Average High 77
March 22 - Average Low: 54, Average High 77
March 23 - Average Low: 54, Average High 78
March 24 - Average Low: 54, Average High 78
March 25 - Average Low: 54, Average High 78
March 26 - Average Low: 54, Average High 78
March 27 - Average Low: 54, Average High 79
March 28 - Average Low: 54, Average High 79
March 29 - Average Low: 55, Average High 79
March 30 - Average Low: 55, Average High 80
March 31 - Average Low: 55, Average High 80

Please keep in mind that,
  1. All temperatures and weather data noted here is for weather readings taken at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The temperatures around the Greater Phoenix area may vary several degrees from Phoenix readings, and rainfall varies in different parts of the Valley.
  2. Tucson temperatures will typically be 5 to 10 degrees cooler than Phoenix.
  3. At some of the stadiums you might be sitting in the shade for the entire game. That will make it feel much cooler, if course, than being out in the sun.
  4. This weather data was obtained from the National Weather Service in Phoenix, and was last updated in February 2009.

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