Average Weather in March in San Salvador El Salvador
In San Salvador, the month of March is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 85°F throughout the month, rarely exceeding 88°F or dropping below 82°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 65°F to 67°F, rarely falling below 61°F or exceeding 70°F.
For reference, on April 9, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in San Salvador typically range from 68°F to 85°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 64°F to 83°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
The month of March in San Salvador experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 27% to 38%.
The clearest day of the month is March 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 73% of the time.
For reference, on June 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 93%, while on January 10, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 79%.
Cloud Cover in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In San Salvador, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is gradually increasing, starting the month at 1% and ending it at 4%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 48% on September 12, and its lowest chance is 1% on February 28.
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 San Salvador is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.8 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in San Salvador, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 23 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 46 seconds, and weekly increase of 5 minutes, 21 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 52 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 15 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The latest sunrise of the month in San Salvador is 6:12 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 20 minutes earlier at 5:53 AM on March 31.
The earliest sunset is 6:05 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 3 minutes later at 6:08 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in San Salvador during 2017.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:30 AM and sets 12 hours, 56 minutes later, at 6:26 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:15 AM and sets 11 hours, 19 minutes later, at 5:34 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 San Salvador is very rapidly increasing during March, rising from 25% to 53% over the course of the month.
For reference, on September 14, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 99% of the time, while on January 25, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 12% 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 San Salvador is gradually decreasing during March, decreasing from 4.6 miles per hour to 4.0 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 13, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.0 miles per hour, while on August 20, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
San Salvador 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 San Salvador is essentially constant during March, remaining within 1°F of 83°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature 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 San Salvador is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 6.8 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during March is 6.9 kWh on March 24.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of San Salvador are 13.689 deg latitude, -89.187 deg longitude, and 2,333 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of San Salvador contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,909 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,328 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,810 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,940 feet).
The area within 2 miles of San Salvador is covered by artificial surfaces (31%), grassland (25%), cropland (25%), and trees (17%), within 10 miles by cropland (33%) and trees (32%), and within 50 miles by water (29%) and cropland (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in San Salvador 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 San Salvador.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and San Salvador 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 San Salvador is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between San Salvador and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aeropuerto Internacional El Salvador (53%, 31 kilometers, southeast); Santa Rosa De Copan (22%, 129 kilometers, north); La Aurora International Airport (13%, 176 kilometers, northwest); and San José Airport (13%, 180 kilometers, west).
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.