March Weather in Phoenix, Arizona

What's The Weather Like For Spring Training in Arizona?

A Sunny March Day at Peoria Stadium
••• A Sunny March Day at Peoria Stadium. © Judy Hedding

Arizona weather in March at Spring Training Baseball games can be difficult to predict. In the Phoenix area, where all the Cactus League Stadiums are located, March weather 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 4 times. It reached 99°F in 2007.
  • It hasn't reached 100°F in the month of March since 1988.
  • The average high temperature for the month of March is 79°F. The average low is 45°F.
  • Since 2000, there has never been a low temperature below 32°F in March.
  • Since 2000, there have been 29 days in the month of March that didn't get above 55°F.
  • Since 2013, there has been only one day in March that didn't warm up beyond 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 2016 in Phoenix

March 1 - 69
March 2 - 59
March 3 - 56
March 4 - 58.5
March 5 - 60.5
March 6 - 67
March 7 - 69
March 8 - 69
March 9 - 70
March 10 - 72.5
March 11 - 73
March 12 - 77
March 13 - 74
March 14 - 75.5
March 15 - 76
March 16 - 77.5
March 17 - 77.5
March 18 - 71.5
March 19 - 65
March 20 - 71
March 21 - 72.5
March 22 - 74.5
March 23 - 74.5
March 24 - 72.5
March 25 - 75
March 26 - 76.5
March 27 - 79
March 28 - 79.5
March 29 - 81
March 30 - 83
March 31 - 81.5

Keep in Mind

  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. At some of the stadiums, you might be sitting in the shade for the entire game. That will make it feel much cooler, of course, than being out in the sun. I address that in issue in my tips lists for each of the Cactus League stadiums.
  1. This weather data was obtained from the National Weather Service in Phoenix and was last updated in October 2015.