This report describes the typical weather at the North Perry Airport (Hollywood, Florida, United States) weather station over the course of an average March. It is based on the historical records from 2000 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Hollywood, Florida has a tropical monsoon climate with short dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by marshes (35%), oceans and seas (33%), built-up areas (16%), grasslands (8%), and croplands (7%).
The month of March is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 80°F throughout the month, exceeding 87°F or dropping below 73°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of March, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 46 minutes, implying an average day-over-day increase of 1.5 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is March 1 with 11:39 hours of daylight; the longest day is March 31 with 12:25 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:35am on March 10; the latest sunset is at 7:38pm on March 31; the latest sunrise is at 7:34am on March 11; the earliest sunset is at 6:23pm on March 1.
Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00am on March 11, 2012, shifting sunrise and sunset to an hour later.
The median cloud cover is 18% (mostly clear) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On March 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 64% of the time, partly cloudy 10% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 26% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 28%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout March, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, heavy rain, moderate rain, and thunderstorms.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 46% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around March 1, when it is observed during 14% of all days.
Heavy rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 24% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around March 31, when it is observed during 7% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 15% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around March 19, when it is observed during 5% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 15% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around March 31, when it is observed during 6% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in March or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 47% (comfortable) to 89% (very humid) over the course of a typical March, rarely dropping below 35% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 98% (very humid).
The air is driest around March 31, at which time the relative humidity drops below 53% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around March 20, rising above 84% (humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical March, the dew point typically varies from 54°F (very comfortable) to 66°F (muggy) and is rarely below 41°F (dry) or above 72°F (very muggy).
Over the course of March typical wind speeds vary from 1 mph to 16 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 21 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around March 29, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around March 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).