This report describes the typical weather at the Los Cabos International Airport (Los Cabos, Mexico) weather station over the course of an average March. It is based on the historical records from 1996 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Los Cabos has a hot semi-arid steppe climate. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by shrublands (43%), oceans and seas (33%), and forests (24%).
The month of March is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 82°F throughout the month, exceeding 90°F or dropping below 75°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of March, the length of the day is gradually increasing. The shortest day of the month is March 1 with 11:43 hours of daylight; the longest day is March 31 with 12:22 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:12am on March 31; the latest sunset is at 6:34pm on March 30; the latest sunrise is at 6:40am on March 1; the earliest sunset is at 6:23pm on March 1.
Daylight savings time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in March, so the entire month is in standard time.
The median cloud cover is 29% (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 32% of the time, partly cloudy 10% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 16% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 2%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout March, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, moderate rain, and drizzle.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 64% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around March 8, when it is observed during 1% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 23% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around March 1, when it is observed during 0% of all days.
Drizzle is the most severe precipitation observed during 11% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around March 1, when it is observed during 0% 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 30% (dry) to 72% (humid) over the course of a typical March, rarely dropping below 14% (very dry), or exceeding 94% (very humid).
The air is driest around March 17, at which time the relative humidity drops below 39% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around March 6, rising above 63% (mildly 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 41°F (dry) to 59°F (comfortable) and is rarely below 28°F (dry) or above 64°F (mildy humid).
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 0 mph to 17 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 22 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 8 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around March 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around March 15, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 17 mph (moderate breeze).