Average Weather in March in Concepción Chiquirichapa Guatemala
Daily high temperatures are around 66°F, rarely falling below 61°F or exceeding 70°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 40°F to 43°F, rarely falling below 36°F or exceeding 47°F.
For reference, on April 13, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Concepción Chiquirichapa typically range from 44°F to 67°F, while on January 22, the coldest day of the year, they range from 39°F to 62°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in March
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on March. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in March
Carahue, Chile (3,893 miles away); San Antonio, Chile (3,601 miles); and Belfast, South Africa (8,620 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Concepción Chiquirichapa (view comparison).
The month of March in Concepción Chiquirichapa experiences rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 29% to 41%.
The clearest day of the month is March 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 71% of the time.
For reference, on June 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 96%, while on January 26, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 77%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Concepción Chiquirichapa, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 5% and ending it at 15%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 75% on September 17, and its lowest chance is 2% on January 30.
Probability of Precipitation in March
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Concepción Chiquirichapa is increasing, starting the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.4 inches or falls below -0.0 inches, and ending the month at 1.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.0 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Concepción Chiquirichapa, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 25 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 50 seconds, and weekly increase of 5 minutes, 49 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 51 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 16 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The latest sunrise of the month in Concepción Chiquirichapa is 6:23 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 21 minutes earlier at 6:02 AM on March 31.
The earliest sunset is 6:14 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 4 minutes later at 6:18 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Concepción Chiquirichapa during 2018.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:38 AM and sets 13 hours, 1 minute later, at 6:38 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:27 AM and sets 11 hours, 15 minutes later, at 5:42 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in March
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Concepción Chiquirichapa is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on September 21, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in March
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Concepción Chiquirichapa is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 3.7 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 9, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.8 miles per hour, while on October 21, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.0 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during March is 3.8 miles per hour on March 9.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
Concepción Chiquirichapa is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Concepción Chiquirichapa is essentially constant during March, remaining within 1°F of 84°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in March
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season in Concepción Chiquirichapa typically lasts for 11 months (346 days), from around January 23 to around January 4, rarely starting after March 6, or ending before December 3.
The month of March in Concepción Chiquirichapa is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season increasing from 86% to 100% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Concepción Chiquirichapa are gradually increasing during March, increasing by 152°F, from 220°F to 373°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Concepción Chiquirichapa is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 6.6 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during March is 6.7 kWh on March 22.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Concepción Chiquirichapa are 14.850 deg latitude, -91.617 deg longitude, and 8,770 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Concepción Chiquirichapa contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,572 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 8,815 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (9,121 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (13,839 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Concepción Chiquirichapa is covered by grassland (51%), cropland (30%), and trees (19%), within 10 miles by grassland (46%) and trees (38%), and within 50 miles by grassland (39%) and trees (36%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Concepción Chiquirichapa year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Concepción Chiquirichapa.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Concepción Chiquirichapa according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Concepción Chiquirichapa is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Concepción Chiquirichapa and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Huehuetenango (56%, 54 kilometers, north); Tapachula International Airport (11%, 81 kilometers, west); La Aurora International Airport (23%, 121 kilometers, east); and San José Airport (10%, 132 kilometers, southeast).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
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