Chamonix-Mont-Blanc weather in March (Rhône-Alps, France)

Planning a trip to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc in March? This guide provides all the details you need.

In March, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc typically experiences low temperatures and high snow/rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 3°C, while night temperatures can drop to -7°C. It's a notably cold month; make sure to wear layers to stay warm. It's wiser to gear up in advance than to be caught off-guard, trembling in the cold.

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc in March usually receives high snow/rainfall, averaging around 128 mm for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 17 days of snow/rain are anticipated.

The city usually sees around 175 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, March may not be the ideal month to visit Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. July and August typically offer the best circumstances. While January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Chamonix-Mont-Blanc climate page with graphs.

 

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, monthly averages in March

Min TemperatureMin Temperature -7°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 3°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 58%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 128 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 17 days  
SunshineSunshine 175 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in France in March

Find out more about the weather in France in March and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc in March?

Wear a base layer in cold weather; this is the #1 thing you can do to increase your overall body temperature.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in March.

Swimming
5/10
Cycling
3/10
Walking
3/10
Camping
1/10
Outdoor sports
3/10

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