Average Weather in March in Luoqiao China
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 57°F to 65°F, rarely falling below 42°F or exceeding 80°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 37°F to 44°F, rarely falling below 27°F or exceeding 55°F.
For reference, on July 14, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Luoqiao typically range from 68°F to 90°F, while on January 23, the coldest day of the year, they range from 32°F to 51°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
Collinsville, Alabama, United States (7,944 miles away); Murfreesboro, North Carolina, United States (7,974 miles); and Kışlak, Turkey (4,800 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Luoqiao (view comparison).
The month of March in Luoqiao experiences rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 46% to 58%.
The clearest day of the month is March 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 54% of the time.
For reference, on June 30, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 79%, while on December 5, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 71%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Luoqiao, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 36% and ending it at 45%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 54% on June 10, and its lowest chance is 12% on December 19.
Over the course of March in Luoqiao, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 29% to 44%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 6% to 1%, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 1% 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 Luoqiao is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 3.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.1 inches or falls below 1.2 inches, and ending the month at 5.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 9.0 inches or falls below 2.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during March in Luoqiao is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.0 inches, and ending the month at 0.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.2 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in Luoqiao, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 47 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 34 seconds, and weekly increase of 10 minutes, 57 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 37 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 24 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The latest sunrise of the month in Luoqiao is 6:28 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 32 minutes earlier at 5:56 AM on March 31.
The earliest sunset is 6:04 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 15 minutes later at 6:20 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Luoqiao during 2018.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:11 AM and sets 13 hours, 48 minutes later, at 6:59 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:47 AM and sets 10 hours, 29 minutes later, at 5:16 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 Luoqiao is gradually increasing during March, rising from 0% to 3% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 11, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 91% of the time, while on January 6, 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 Luoqiao is essentially constant during March, remaining around 3.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on October 12, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.8 miles per hour, while on May 21, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
Luoqiao 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 Luoqiao is gradually increasing during March, rising by 4°F, from 57°F to 60°F, over the course of the month.
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 Luoqiao typically lasts for 7.9 months (240 days), from around March 23 to around November 18, rarely starting before March 3 or after April 13, and rarely ending before October 27 or after December 10.
During March in Luoqiao, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 8% to 68% 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 Luoqiao are gradually increasing during March, increasing by 125°F, from 89°F to 214°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 Luoqiao is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 4.3 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Luoqiao are 26.473 deg latitude, 119.004 deg longitude, and 2,779 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Luoqiao contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,854 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,782 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,403 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,968 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Luoqiao is covered by trees (77%) and grassland (13%), within 10 miles by trees (68%) and grassland (16%), and within 50 miles by trees (65%) and grassland (15%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Luoqiao 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 is only a single weather station, Fuzhou Changle International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Luoqiao.
At a distance of 89 kilometers from Luoqiao, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Luoqiao according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
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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