This report describes the typical weather at the Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport (Nassau, The Bahamas) weather station over the course of an average March. It is based on the historical records from 1974 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Nassau has a tropical savanna climate with dry winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (95%) and croplands (4%).
The month of March is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 80°F throughout the month, exceeding 85°F or dropping below 73°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 11:40 hours of daylight; the longest day is March 31 with 12:24 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:24am on March 10; the latest sunset is at 7:26pm on March 31; the latest sunrise is at 7:23am on March 11; the earliest sunset is at 6:12pm on March 1.
Daylight savings time (DST) starts at 3:00am on March 11, 2012, shifting sunrise and sunset to an hour later.
The median cloud cover is 42% (partly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On March 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 42% of the time, partly cloudy 27% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 18% 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 moderate rain, light rain, and thunderstorms.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 61% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around March 1, when it is observed during 18% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 21% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around March 1, when it is observed during 6% 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 5% 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 54% (mildly humid) to 91% (very humid) over the course of a typical March, rarely dropping below 42% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around March 29, at which time the relative humidity drops below 60% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around March 1, rising above 86% (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 58°F (comfortable) to 68°F (muggy) and is rarely below 48°F (dry) or above 74°F (very muggy).
Over the course of March typical wind speeds vary from 2 mph to 16 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 12, 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 29, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).