Average Weather in March in Dukou China
Daily high temperatures increase by 10°F, from 58°F to 68°F, rarely falling below 46°F or exceeding 79°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 10°F, from 40°F to 50°F, rarely falling below 32°F or exceeding 58°F.
For reference, on July 30, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Dukou typically range from 77°F to 93°F, while on January 19, the coldest day of the year, they range from 32°F to 49°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 Dukou experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 43% to 53%.
The clearest day of the month is March 5, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 57% of the time.
For reference, on July 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 71%, while on December 17, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 72%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Dukou, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 27% and ending it at 38%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 40% on June 22, and its lowest chance is 11% on December 18.
Over the course of March in Dukou, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 25% to 38%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.
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 Dukou is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 2.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.3 inches or falls below 0.8 inches, and ending the month at 4.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.3 inches or falls below 1.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Dukou, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 53 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 46 seconds, and weekly increase of 12 minutes, 21 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 33 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 26 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The latest sunrise of the month in Dukou is 6:58 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 35 minutes earlier at 6:23 AM on March 31.
The earliest sunset is 6:31 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 18 minutes later at 6:49 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Dukou during 2018.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:33 AM and sets 14 hours, 2 minutes later, at 7:34 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:22 AM and sets 10 hours, 16 minutes later, at 5:38 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 Dukou is gradually increasing during March, rising from 0% to 4% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 18, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on December 11, 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 Dukou is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 8.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 9, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.3 miles per hour, while on June 11, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.9 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during March is 8.3 miles per hour on March 9.
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).
The growing season in Dukou typically lasts for 9.3 months (279 days), from around February 27 to around December 3, rarely starting before February 5 or after March 18, and rarely ending before November 13 or after December 22.
The month of March in Dukou is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 55% to 99% 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 Dukou are gradually increasing during March, increasing by 168°F, from 77°F to 245°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 Dukou is gradually increasing during March, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 3.7 kWh to 4.3 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Dukou are 29.329 deg latitude, 111.935 deg longitude, and 112 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Dukou contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 112 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 122 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,142 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,192 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Dukou is covered by cropland (46%), water (27%), and trees (24%), within 10 miles by cropland (49%) and trees (24%), and within 50 miles by cropland (47%) and trees (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Dukou year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Dukou is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.
The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Dukou, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
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.
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.
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