Average Weather in March in La Encarnación Honduras
Daily high temperatures increase by 4°F, from 78°F to 82°F, rarely falling below 70°F or exceeding 88°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 58°F to 60°F, rarely falling below 53°F or exceeding 64°F.
For reference, on April 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in La Encarnación typically range from 61°F to 83°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 57°F to 72°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
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The month of March in La Encarnación 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 13, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 93%, while on January 27, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 78%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In La Encarnación, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is essentially constant, remaining around 5% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 46% on September 15, and its lowest chance is 4% on March 9.
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 La Encarnación is essentially constant, remaining about 0.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.2 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.3 inches on March 5.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in La Encarnación, 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 49 seconds, and weekly increase of 5 minutes, 44 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 La Encarnación is 6:13 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 20 minutes earlier at 5:52 AM on March 31.
The earliest sunset is 6:04 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 4 minutes later at 6:08 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in La Encarnación during 2018.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:28 AM and sets 13 hours, 0 minutes later, at 6:28 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:16 AM and sets 11 hours, 16 minutes later, at 5:32 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 La Encarnación is increasing during March, rising from 2% to 7% over the course of the month.
For reference, on June 18, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 51% of the time, while on February 3, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in March
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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 La Encarnación is gradually decreasing during March, decreasing from 6.9 miles per hour to 6.1 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 7.5 miles per hour, while on September 15, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction 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).
Temperatures in La Encarnación are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March
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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 La Encarnación are rapidly increasing during March, increasing by 543°F, from 861°F to 1,404°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 La Encarnación is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 6.8 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during March is 7.0 kWh on March 24.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of La Encarnación are 14.667 deg latitude, -89.083 deg longitude, and 3,845 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of La Encarnación contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,615 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,654 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,056 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,327 feet).
The area within 2 miles of La Encarnación is covered by trees (36%), cropland (34%), and grassland (23%), within 10 miles by trees (57%) and cropland (34%), and within 50 miles by trees (41%) and cropland (33%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in La Encarnación 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in La Encarnación.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and La Encarnación 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 La Encarnación is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between La Encarnación and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Santa Rosa De Copan (79%, 35 kilometers, east); Ilopango International Airport (13%, 108 kilometers, south); and La Aurora International Airport (8%, 156 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.
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