This report describes the typical weather at the Sde Dov Airport (Tel Aviv, Israel) weather station over the course of an average March. It is based on the historical records from 2004 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Tel Aviv has a mediterranean climate with dry hot summers and mild winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (48%), croplands (43%), shrublands (5%), and built-up areas (5%).
The month of March is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 68°F throughout the month, exceeding 77°F or dropping below 61°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 59 minutes, implying an average day-over-day increase of 1.9 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is March 1 with 11:31 hours of daylight; the longest day is March 31 with 12:30 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:33am on March 29; the latest sunset is at 7:00pm on March 31; the latest sunrise is at 6:31am on March 30; the earliest sunset is at 5:39pm on March 1.
Daylight savings time (DST) starts at 3:00am on March 30, 2012, shifting sunrise and sunset to an hour later.
The median cloud cover ranges from 53% (partly cloudy) to 61% (partly cloudy). The trend is for the sky to be clearing with the median cloud cover decreasing by 8% from the start to the end of the month.
On March 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 11% of the time, partly cloudy 12% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 13% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around March 1, occurring in 27% of days. Precipitation is least likely around March 31, occurring in 14% of days.
Throughout March, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain, light rain, and thunderstorms.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 45% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around March 2, when it is observed during 11% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 34% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around March 1, when it is observed during 9% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 19% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around March 1, 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 50% (comfortable) to 86% (very humid) over the course of a typical March, rarely dropping below 30% (dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around March 14, at which time the relative humidity drops below 61% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around March 9, rising above 80% (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 44°F (dry) to 57°F (comfortable) and is rarely below 36°F (dry) or above 61°F (comfortable).
The time of the month between March 1 and March 31 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.
Over the course of March typical wind speeds vary from 3 mph to 15 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 23 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around March 6, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around March 27, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).