Smoky Mountains Weather In March


Smoky Mountains weather in March can be as near to perfect as you can get in the area, but it can also be rainy and even have snow at times. 

There are so many things to do in the Smoky Mountains in March. But if you don't plan your trip, you can also get caught in some bad weather!

Average Temperature in March

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

28°F (-2.2°C)- 46.9°F (8.3°C)

The temperatures in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are not generally that cold throughout the whole month of March. 

In fact, it’s not unlikely you will see temperatures get into the mid 60’s and lower 70’s in late March.


March brings with it constant cloud covers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. About 52% of the time during March, cloudy skies cover the area. 


Rainfall in the Smokies in March is generally an average of 4-5″ total for the month, however, flooding can occur after a particularly rainy winter from time to time.


Humidity in March is relatively low and you should expect comfortable, cool, and crisp days throughout the month.


As March is kite-flying season, you might expect windy days to occur, but unless a major storm front is coming through, wind speeds rarely reach more than 5-6 mph throughout the month.


Daylight Savings Time begins on March 12, 2023

In March, the daylight hours are beginning to increase 

Is There Snow In Smoky Mountains In March?

Snowfall in March in the Smoky Mountains isn’t unheard of and can definitely still occur at the higher elevations.

However, in the towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge if snowfall occurs in March it will likely only be a dusting and be gone within 1-2 days.

What to Wear In the Smoky Mountains In March?

Layer, layer, layer!

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