Average Weather in March in Lompoc California, United States
In Lompoc, the month of March is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 65°F throughout the month, rarely exceeding 73°F or dropping below 57°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 44°F, rarely falling below 36°F or exceeding 52°F.
For reference, on October 2, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Lompoc typically range from 52°F to 72°F, while on January 31, the coldest day of the year, they range from 42°F to 64°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 Lompoc experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 43% to 34%.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 66% of the time.
For reference, on February 23, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 44%, while on August 24, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 93%.
Cloud Cover in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Lompoc, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 20% and ending it at 13%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 23% on February 20, and its lowest chance is 0% on July 29.
Probability of Precipitation in March
Over the course of March in Lompoc, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 5 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 10 seconds, and weekly increase of 15 minutes, 13 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 28 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 33 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Lompoc is 6:17 AM on March 11 and the latest sunrise is 59 minutes later at 7:16 AM on March 12.
The earliest sunset is 5:58 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 24 minutes later at 7:22 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00 AM on March 12, 2017, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:49 AM and sets 14 hours, 29 minutes later, at 8:18 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:05 AM and sets 9 hours, 50 minutes later, at 4:55 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Lompoc is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on September 6, 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
The average hourly wind speed in Lompoc is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 5.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on May 24, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.5 miles per hour, while on November 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
Lompoc 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 Lompoc is essentially constant during March, remaining around 55°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Lompoc is rapidly increasing during March, rising by 1.6 kWh, from 4.6 kWh to 6.2 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 Lompoc are 34.639 deg latitude, -120.458 deg longitude, and 151 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lompoc contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 817 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 218 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,077 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,814 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lompoc is covered by artificial surfaces (53%), grassland (22%), and cropland (20%), within 10 miles by grassland (44%) and shrubs (20%), and within 50 miles by water (57%) and shrubs (19%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lompoc 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Lompoc.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lompoc 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 Lompoc is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lompoc and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .