This report describes the typical weather at the Space Coast Regional Airport (Titusville, Florida, United States) weather station over the course of an average March. It is based on the historical records from 2008 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Titusville, Florida has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by croplands (40%), oceans and seas (24%), lakes and rivers (14%), forests (11%), and grasslands (10%).
The month of March is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs ranging from 70Â°F to 76Â°F over the course of the month, exceeding 81Â°F or dropping below 63Â°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 51 minutes, implying an average day-over-day increase of 1.7 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is March 1 with 11:36 hours of daylight; the longest day is March 31 with 12:27 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:38am on March 10; the latest sunset is at 7:41pm on March 31; the latest sunrise is at 7:37am on March 11; the earliest sunset is at 6:23pm on March 1.
Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00am on March 11, 2012, shifting sunrise and sunset to an hour later.
The median cloud cover is 51% (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 25% of the time, partly cloudy 16% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 17% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 13%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout March, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, moderate rain, and thunderstorms.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 53% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around March 25, when it is observed during 8% of all days.
Moderate 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 5% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 12% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around March 6, 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 54% (mildly humid) to 85% (very humid) over the course of a typical March, rarely dropping below 29% (dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around March 23, at which time the relative humidity drops below 65% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around March 31, rising above 78% (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 41Â°F (dry) to 56Â°F (comfortable) and is rarely below 33Â°F (dry) or above 63Â°F (mildy humid).
Over the course of March typical wind speeds vary from 4 mph to 18 mph (light breeze to fresh breeze), rarely exceeding 25 mph (strong breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 11 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around March 11, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 17 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around March 19, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).