March Weather Averages for Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
What's the weather like in Las Vegas in March
The temperatures begin to rise considerably in Las Vegas in March, when the spring season is in full swing. At the start of the month, the average temperature starts off at 12°C (created by highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C), before rising up to 16.5°C (highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C) in the middle of the month and peaking at 17°...
Daily March Averages for Las Vegas
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What's the weather like in Las Vegas in March
The temperatures begin to rise considerably in Las Vegas in March, when the spring season is in full swing. At the start of the month, the average temperature starts off at 12°C (created by highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C), before rising up to 16.5°C (highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C) in the middle of the month and peaking at 17°C (highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C) by the end of the month.
Even though it only happens on an average of once every ten days, temperatures have been known to rise above 28°C and fall below 4°C in Las Vegas in March. The hottest temperature ever registered in Las Vegas in March is 33°C, with the coldest temperature ever recorded in the city during this month being -1°C.
With temperatures as cool as this, March in Las Vegas is a great time to enjoy the amenities of the hotels, the casinos and the show venues. If you're wanting to see the sites of Las Vegas in the hotter times, it would be a better idea to visit the city in April or May.
The probability of Las Vegas experiencing some form of precipitation in March decreases as the month progresses. The wettest expected time for the month is March 6th, when it rains on 14% of days. This figure drops down to 12% by March 21st and plummets down to 8% by March 30th.
The most likely forms of precipitation you can expect to experience during your holiday in Las Vegas in March are light rain, moderate rain, heavy rainstorms and thunderstorms. Looking at the month as a whole, the city experiences an average of 12mm/0 inches of precipitation each March which is spread out between five rainy days.
Average Sunshine Hours
Throughout March, the city enjoys an average of ten hours of sunshine each day. With such a high amount of sunshine and median cloud coverage of 0%, you should get to experience many sunny days during your holiday. However, in spite of the sunshine, the average temperatures for March are still relatively low, so make sure you wrap up warm before heading out.
Thanks to its desert location, the city remains consistently dry throughout the year. In March, the relative humidity for the city falls between 15% (dry) and 58% (mildly humid), almost never dropping below 8% (very dry) or exceeding 82% (humid). The air is often at its driest around March 31st, when the relative humidity drops below 19% three days out of every four. On the other hand, the air tends to be at its most humid around March 1st, when it rises above 43% three days out of every four.
Over the course of an average March, normal wind speeds range between 0 m/s (calm) and 8 m/s (moderate breeze), hardly ever rising above 12 m/s (strong breeze). The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s (gentle breeze) happens around March 31st, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 8 m/s. The lowest average wind speed of 3 m/s (gentle breeze) occurs around March 2nd, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 7 m/s (moderate breeze).
Las Vegas Hotels in March
The Palazzo Las Vegas
The Palazzo Las Vegas is the ideal place to stay for those who love spacious rooms. The suites at this hotel are almost double the size of normal standard hotel rooms in Las Vegas and come well-equipped with sunken living rooms, 32" flat-screen TVs and private bathrooms with Roman baths. There is a wealth of services and facilities available onsite, including 20 critically-acclaimed restaurants, around eight different regularly-updated shows, casino with 120+ table games, 1,400+ slot machines, poker room, baccarat room and award-winning spa.
The Carriage House
For a cheaper alternative, consider staying at the Carriage House. This quiet hotel is located off the Las Vegas strip, making it perfect for families who want to be away from the casinos and noise. Here you'll find accommodation available in the form of 155 one-bedroom rooms and suites, each of which comes with fully-equipped kitchen or kitchenette and free WiFi access. Onsite services and amenities include outdoor heated pool, whirlpool, fitness room, onsite mini mart and tennis courts.
The Orleans Hotel & Casino
The Orleans Hotel & Casino is another budget-friendly option for your holiday in Las Vegas. Situated only a few minutes away from the Las Vegas strip, this hotel prides itself on its attractions located within the hotel, which include the adjoining Orleans Arena which offers top entertainment and events, 70-lane bowling alley, 18-screen cinema, casino with 3,000 slots and 60 table games, 850-seat showroom, 12 restaurants, spa and fitness centre.
Palms Casino Resort
Palms Casino Resort provides you with three accommodation options – the Palms Place, the Palms Fantasy Tower and the Palms Ivory Tower, each of which offers more amenities and services than the last. Studios, one-bedroom suites, two-bedroom suites, penthouses, villas and bungalows are available, ranging from realistically affordable to outright ludicrous. The highlight of the Palms Casino Resort is the casino which boasts more than 1,300 slots, classic and contemporary table games and exclusive casino benefits for Club Palm members. There is also a theatre, day club, night clubs, bars and around eight eateries available onsite.
Bars and Restaurants
Joe Vicari's Andiamo Italian Steakhouse
Enthusiastic carnivores won't want to pass up the chance to dine at Joe Vicari's Andiamo Italian Steakhouse. The menu is made up of a huge selection of Italian delicacies, from antipasti plates, salads and soups to fish, chicken and pasta mains. Of course, the steaks are the star of the show and with seven different variations available, you'll be spoilt for choice.
For an authentic American dining experience during your stay in Las Vegas, you can't beat the Barrymore. Open every day from 5pm until 10pm and until 10.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays, this eatery offers classic American cuisine, with dishes such as lobster mac & cheese, short ribs and NY strip steak making an appearance on the menu.
Beauty Bar is a great place to go for a specialist cocktail during your holiday in Las Vegas. Situated in Downtown Las Vegas, the bar boasts a large black patio where live performances frequently take place and manicures are often offered to guests, in line with the bar's name.
If you're got a lot of disposable income to get rid of, consider stopping for a drink in Parasol Up. This sophisticated bar is located within the Wynn Las Vegas and features plush furnishings and classy décor fitting with such a fabulous five-star hotel. The bar is open from Sunday to Thursday from 11am to 4am and from Friday to Saturday from 11am until 5am.
St. Patrick's Day
Visitors to Las Vegas in March should consider joining the St. Patrick's Day festivities, most of which are centred on Fremont Street in the middle of the city. Head to O'Sheas Casino and Bar at the Linq for cheap Guinness and classically Celtic whiskeys. For live music and dancing in this theme, pop over to Nine Fine Irishmen, which is located within New York New York hotel.
Things to do in Las Vegas in March
If the weather takes a turn for the worst, seek shelter by popping into the Mob Museum. Located in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, this family-friendly museum details the battle between organised crime and law enforcement, with high-tech presentations, unique artefacts and interactive exhibits. The Mob Museum also regularly hosts events throughout the year which visitors are encouraged to attend.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
During the first weekend of March every year, petrol-heads and other car lovers flock from all around the country to the Las Vegas Speedway to witness the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in action. Events begin with the Camping World Truck event on the Friday and wind down with the Pennzoil 400. March also marks the beginning of hockey season; watch events kick off by catching a game of the Golden Knights inaugural session at the T-Mobile Arena.
Little Vegas Chapel
If you're planning on getting married or renewing your wedding vows during your holiday in Las Vegas, consider doing it at the Little Vegas Chapel. In addition to four traditional wedding packages, the Little Vegas Chapel also offers five Elvis wedding packages, three Las Vegas sign wedding packages, three LGBT friendship ceremonies and even three pretend wedding packages, for those who want the fun of a Vegas wedding without the legalities or commitments. The Little Vegas Chapel is open every day from 10am to 10pm and from 10am until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.