Average Weather in March in Tumbler Ridge Canada
In Tumbler Ridge, the month of March is characterized by rapidly rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 11°F, from 30°F to 41°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 51°F or dropping below 9°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 9°F, from 16°F to 25°F, rarely falling below -7°F or exceeding 35°F.
For reference, on July 31, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Tumbler Ridge typically range from 50°F to 71°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 9°F to 21°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 Tumbler Ridge experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 70% to 64%.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 36% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 71%, while on August 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 56%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Tumbler Ridge, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is essentially constant, remaining around 15% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 34% on June 21, and its lowest chance is 13% on February 14.
Over the course of March in Tumbler Ridge, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 2% to 6%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain increases from 1% to 3%, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 11% to 5%.
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 Tumbler Ridge is gradually increasing, starting the month at 0.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.3 inches or falls below -0.0 inches, and ending the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.7 inches or falls below 0.1 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 Tumbler Ridge is essentially constant, remaining about 0.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.0 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in Tumbler Ridge, the length of the day is very rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 2 hours, 16 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 4 minutes, 32 seconds, and weekly increase of 31 minutes, 42 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 10 hours, 47 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 13 hours, 3 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The latest sunrise of the month in Tumbler Ridge is 7:52 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 1 hour, 16 minutes earlier at 6:36 AM on March 31.
The earliest sunset is 6:40 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 60 minutes later at 7:40 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Tumbler Ridge during 2017.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 4:23 AM and sets 17 hours, 24 minutes later, at 9:48 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 9:28 AM and sets 7 hours, 8 minutes later, at 4:36 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 Tumbler Ridge is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
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 Tumbler Ridge is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 5.8 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on December 10, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.5 miles per hour, while on August 17, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction 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 Tumbler Ridge is rapidly increasing during March, rising by 1.6 kWh, from 2.2 kWh to 3.8 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 Tumbler Ridge are 55.130 deg latitude, -120.994 deg longitude, and 2,825 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Tumbler Ridge contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,568 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,914 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,051 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,087 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Tumbler Ridge is covered by trees (84%) and sparse vegetation (10%), within 10 miles by trees (95%), and within 50 miles by trees (83%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Tumbler Ridge 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 Tumbler Ridge.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Tumbler Ridge 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 Tumbler Ridge is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Tumbler Ridge and a given station.
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.
The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.
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.