This report describes the typical weather at the Gold Coast Airport (Coolangatta, Australia) 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.
Coolangatta has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (50%), forests (43%), and grasslands (6%).
The month of March is characterized by gradually falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 80°F throughout the month, exceeding 85°F or dropping below 76°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of March, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 51 minutes, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 1.6 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is March 31 with 11:49 hours of daylight; the longest day is March 1 with 12:40 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:38am on March 1; the latest sunset is at 7:18pm on March 1; the latest sunrise is at 6:55am on March 31; the earliest sunset is at 6:44pm on March 31.
Daylight savings time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in March, so the entire month is in daylight time.
The median cloud cover is 77% (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 0% of the time, partly cloudy 28% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 35% of the time.
There is either very little precipitation at this location in March, or the weather station does not reliably report the conditions.
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 92% (very humid) over the course of a typical March, rarely dropping below 46% (comfortable), or exceeding 95% (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 12, rising above 90% (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 59°F (comfortable) to 69°F (muggy) and is rarely below 55°F (very comfortable) or above 72°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 21 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around March 2, 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 24, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).