This report describes the typical weather at the General Heriberto Jara International Airport (Veracruz, Mexico) weather station over the course of an average March. It is based on the historical records from 1990 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Veracruz has a tropical savanna climate with dry winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (41%), grasslands (39%), croplands (12%), and forests (7%).
The month of March is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 83°F to 87°F over the course of the month, exceeding 94°F or dropping below 76°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 11:47 hours of daylight; the longest day is March 31 with 12:20 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:19am on March 31; the latest sunset is at 6:39pm on March 30; the latest sunrise is at 6:44am on March 1; the earliest sunset is at 6:31pm on March 1.
Daylight saving 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 ranges from 58% (partly cloudy) to 63% (partly cloudy).
On March 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 24% of the time, partly cloudy 14% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 28% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 11%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout March, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, drizzle, and moderate rain.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 43% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around March 1, when it is observed during 5% of all days.
Drizzle is the most severe precipitation observed during 31% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around March 1, when it is observed during 4% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 16% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around March 29, when it is observed during 2% 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 56% (mildly humid) to 95% (very humid) over the course of a typical March, rarely dropping below 45% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around March 31, at which time the relative humidity drops below 61% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around March 1, rising above 94% (very 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 62°F (mildy humid) to 73°F (very muggy) and is rarely below 54°F (very comfortable) or above 76°F (oppressive).
Over the course of March typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 20 mph (calm to fresh breeze), rarely exceeding 36 mph (high wind).
The highest average wind speed of 11 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around March 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 19 mph (fresh breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around March 24, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 19 mph (fresh breeze).