March Weather in Hŭkkyo-ri North Korea
Daily high temperatures increase by 14°F, from 42°F to 57°F, rarely falling below 31°F or exceeding 68°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 11°F, from 26°F to 37°F, rarely falling below 17°F or exceeding 45°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Hŭkkyo-ri typically range from 72°F to 86°F, while on January 18, the coldest day of the year, they range from 14°F to 29°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in March in Hŭkkyo-ri
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 in Hŭkkyo-ri
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The month of March in Hŭkkyo-ri experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 38% to 43%.
The clearest day of the month is March 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 62% of the time.
For reference, on July 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 51%, while on October 19, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 71%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March in Hŭkkyo-ri
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Hŭkkyo-ri, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is essentially constant, remaining around 9% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 52% on July 26, and its lowest chance is 3% on January 28.
Probability of Precipitation in March in Hŭkkyo-ri
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 Hŭkkyo-ri is gradually increasing, starting the month at 0.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.8 inches, and ending the month at 1.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.4 inches or falls below 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March in Hŭkkyo-ri
Over the course of March in Hŭkkyo-ri, 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, 16 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 32 seconds, and weekly increase of 17 minutes, 41 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 20 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 36 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March in Hŭkkyo-ri
The latest sunrise of the month in Hŭkkyo-ri is 7:09 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 46 minutes earlier at 6:23 AM on March 31.
The earliest sunset is 6:29 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 30 minutes later at 6:59 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Hŭkkyo-ri during 2021.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:11 AM and sets 14 hours, 53 minutes later, at 8:05 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:51 AM and sets 9 hours, 27 minutes later, at 5:18 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in March in Hŭkkyo-ri
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for March 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in March in Hŭkkyo-ri
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 Hŭkkyo-ri is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 2, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 91% of the time, while on November 9, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in March in Hŭkkyo-ri
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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 Hŭkkyo-ri is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 9.3 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 20, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.5 miles per hour, while on September 14, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March in Hŭkkyo-ri
The wind direction in Hŭkkyo-ri during March is predominantly out of the north from March 1 to March 14 and the west from March 14 to March 31.
Wind Direction in March in Hŭkkyo-ri
Hŭkkyo-ri 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 Hŭkkyo-ri is increasing during March, rising by 5°F, from 36°F to 41°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in March in Hŭkkyo-ri
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 Hŭkkyo-ri typically lasts for 6.9 months (212 days), from around April 2 to around October 31, rarely starting before March 18 or after April 17, and rarely ending before October 14 or after November 17.
The month of March in Hŭkkyo-ri is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 0% to 43% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March in Hŭkkyo-ri
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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 Hŭkkyo-ri are essentially constant during March, remaining within 15°F of 17°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in March in Hŭkkyo-ri
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 Hŭkkyo-ri is increasing during March, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 4.1 kWh to 5.2 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March in Hŭkkyo-ri
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Hŭkkyo-ri are 38.799 deg latitude, 125.792 deg longitude, and 59 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Hŭkkyo-ri contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 417 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 117 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,247 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,449 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Hŭkkyo-ri is covered by sparse vegetation (41%) and cropland (39%), within 10 miles by cropland (41%) and sparse vegetation (33%), and within 50 miles by cropland (30%) and sparse vegetation (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Hŭkkyo-ri, 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 Hŭkkyo-ri.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Hŭkkyo-ri 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 Hŭkkyo-ri is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Hŭkkyo-ri and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Pyongyang Sunan International Airport (ZKPY, 59%, 49 kilometers, north); Yeonpyeungdo (RKSQ, 15%, 123 kilometers, south); Pyoripsan (RKSV, 14%, 124 kilometers, southeast); and Paengnyongdo Ab (RKSP, 12%, 138 kilometers, southwest).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports 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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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
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