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March Weather at Augusto César Sandino International Airport Nicaragua

Daily high temperatures increase by 2°F, from 92°F to 94°F, rarely falling below 89°F or exceeding 97°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 72°F to 74°F, rarely falling below 69°F or exceeding 77°F.

For reference, on April 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Augusto César Sandino International Airport typically range from 76°F to 95°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 71°F to 90°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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 at Augusto César Sandino International Airport

Average Hourly Temperature in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMFebAprcomfortablewarmwarmhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Tirunelveli, India (10,630 miles away); Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (10,635 miles); and Jombang, Indonesia (11,157 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Augusto César Sandino International Airport (view comparison).

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The month of March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 32% to 41%.

The clearest day of the month is March 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 68% of the time.

For reference, on June 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 89%, while on January 4, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 77%.

Cloud Cover Categories in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport

Cloud Cover Categories in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FebAprMar 168%Mar 168%Mar 3159%Mar 3159%Mar 1167%Mar 1167%Mar 2166%Mar 2166%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At Augusto César Sandino International Airport, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is gradually increasing, starting the month at 1% and ending it at 3%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 44% on September 18, and its lowest chance is 0% on January 8.

Probability of Precipitation in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport

Probability of Precipitation in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%1%1%2%2%3%3%4%4%5%5%6%6%7%7%8%8%9%9%10%10%11%11%FebAprMar 11%Mar 11%Mar 313%Mar 313%Mar 111%Mar 111%Mar 212%Mar 212%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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 at Augusto César Sandino International Airport is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.8 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport

Average Monthly Rainfall in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 in3.5 in3.5 in4.0 in4.0 inFebAprMar 10.1 inMar 10.1 inMar 310.3 inMar 310.3 inMar 110.1 inMar 110.1 inMar 210.2 inMar 210.2 in
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.

Over the course of March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 20 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 40 seconds, and weekly increase of 4 minutes, 43 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 54 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 14 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrFebAprMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minnightnightdaydayMar 111 hr, 54 minMar 111 hr, 54 min
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the month at Augusto César Sandino International Airport is 6:00 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 18 minutes earlier at 5:41 AM on March 31.

The earliest sunset is 5:54 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 minute, 55 seconds later at 5:55 PM on March 31.

Daylight saving time is not observed at Augusto César Sandino International Airport during 2022.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:21 AM and sets 12 hours, 50 minutes later, at 6:11 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:00 AM and sets 11 hours, 25 minutes later, at 5:25 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PMFebApr5:41 AM5:41 AMMar 315:55 PMMar 315:55 PM6:00 AM6:00 AMMar 15:54 PMMar 15:54 PM5:54 AM5:54 AMMar 115:55 PMMar 115:55 PM5:48 AM5:48 AMMar 215:55 PMMar 215:55 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of March. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for March 2022. 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 at Augusto César Sandino International Airport

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMFebAprFeb 1610:57 AMFeb 1610:57 AMMar 211:35 AMMar 211:35 AMMar 181:18 AMMar 181:18 AMApr 112:25 AMApr 112:25 AMApr 1612:56 PMApr 1612:56 PMApr 302:29 PMApr 302:29 PM5:13 PM5:13 PM6:12 AM6:12 AM6:04 AM6:04 AM6:08 PM6:08 PM5:39 PM5:39 PM6:11 AM6:11 AM6:01 AM6:01 AM6:31 PM6:31 PM6:06 PM6:06 PM6:12 AM6:12 AM5:16 AM5:16 AM6:02 PM6:02 PM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
Mar 2022IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
1%5:17 AMESE5:12 PMWSW-11:15 AMS230,936 mi
2
0%6:04 AMESE6:08 PMW-12:06 PMS233,082 mi
3
1%6:47 AME7:01 PMW-12:54 PMS235,772 mi
4
5%7:27 AME7:51 PMW-1:39 PMS238,811 mi
5
11%8:06 AME8:40 PMW-2:22 PMS241,957 mi
6
18%8:45 AME9:29 PMWNW-3:06 PMN244,955 mi
7
27%9:25 AMENE10:19 PMWNW-3:50 PMN247,559 mi
8
36%10:06 AMENE11:09 PMWNW-4:36 PMN249,561 mi
9
46%10:50 AMENE--5:24 PMN250,804 mi
10
50%-12:00 AMWNW11:37 AMENE6:14 PMN251,200 mi
11
65%-12:52 AMWNW12:26 PMENE7:05 PMN250,731 mi
12
74%-1:43 AMWNW1:18 PMENE7:56 PMN249,455 mi
13
82%-2:33 AMWNW2:10 PMENE8:47 PMN247,495 mi
14
89%-3:21 AMWNW3:03 PMENE9:36 PMN245,030 mi
15
95%-4:06 AMWNW3:56 PMENE10:24 PMN242,272 mi
16
99%-4:49 AMWNW4:48 PMENE11:10 PMS239,449 mi
17
100%-5:31 AMW5:39 PME11:56 PMS236,774 mi
18
100%-6:11 AMW6:31 PME--
19
99%-6:52 AMW7:23 PME12:42 AMS234,424 mi
20
95%-7:34 AMW8:18 PMESE1:29 AMS232,523 mi
21
89%-8:19 AMWSW9:15 PMESE2:18 AMS231,128 mi
22
81%-9:07 AMWSW10:15 PMESE3:10 AMS230,239 mi
23
70%-10:00 AMWSW11:18 PMESE4:07 AMS229,815 mi
24
50%-10:58 AMWSW-5:08 AMS229,796 mi
25
47%12:21 AMESE12:00 PMWSW-6:10 AMS230,127 mi
26
35%1:22 AMESE1:02 PMWSW-7:12 AMS230,772 mi
27
24%2:19 AMESE2:04 PMWSW-8:12 AMS231,723 mi
28
15%3:11 AMESE3:02 PMWSW-9:07 AMS232,991 mi
29
8%3:58 AMESE3:58 PMWSW-9:59 AMS234,591 mi
30
3%4:42 AME4:51 PMW-10:46 AMS236,521 mi
31
0%5:22 AME5:41 PMW-11:31 AMS238,744 mi

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 at Augusto César Sandino International Airport is rapidly increasing during March, rising from 70% to 80% over the course of the month.

For reference, on September 16, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on January 31, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 68% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport

Humidity Comfort Levels in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%FebAprMar 170%Mar 170%Mar 3180%Mar 3180%Mar 1171%Mar 1171%Mar 2175%Mar 2175%oppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumidmiserablemiserablecomfortablecomfortable
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

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 at Augusto César Sandino International Airport is decreasing during March, decreasing from 15.0 miles per hour to 13.8 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on February 6, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 15.4 miles per hour, while on October 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.9 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction at Augusto César Sandino International Airport throughout March is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 93% on March 1.

Wind Direction in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport

Wind Direction in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%FebApreastwest
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Augusto César Sandino International Airport 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 at Augusto César Sandino International Airport is essentially constant during March, remaining within 1°F of 81°F throughout.

Average Water Temperature in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport

Average Water Temperature in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313177°F77°F78°F78°F79°F79°F80°F80°F81°F81°F82°F82°F83°F83°F84°F84°F85°F85°F86°F86°FFebAprMar 180°FMar 180°FMar 3181°FMar 3181°FMar 1180°FMar 1180°FMar 2181°FMar 2181°F
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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).

Temperatures at Augusto César Sandino International Airport are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FebApr100%Mar 16100%Mar 16comfortablewarmhotsweltering
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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 at Augusto César Sandino International Airport are very rapidly increasing during March, increasing by 926°F, from 1,767°F to 2,693°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport

Growing Degree Days in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031311,800°F1,800°F2,000°F2,000°F2,200°F2,200°F2,400°F2,400°F2,600°F2,600°FFebAprMar 11,767°FMar 11,767°FMar 312,693°FMar 312,693°FMar 112,066°FMar 112,066°FMar 212,376°FMar 212,376°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of March, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 at Augusto César Sandino International Airport is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 7.2 kWh throughout.

The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during March is 7.4 kWh on March 25.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March at Augusto César Sandino International Airport1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhFebAprMar 257.4 kWhMar 257.4 kWhMar 17.0 kWhMar 17.0 kWhMar 117.2 kWhMar 117.2 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Augusto César Sandino International Airport are 12.141 deg latitude, -86.168 deg longitude, and 200 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Augusto César Sandino International Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 200 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 210 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,375 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,465 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Augusto César Sandino International Airport is covered by grassland (39%), cropland (26%), and trees (26%), within 10 miles by water (31%) and grassland (27%), and within 50 miles by water (30%) and grassland (23%).

This report illustrates the typical weather at Augusto César Sandino International Airport, 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

Augusto César Sandino International Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

There are no other weather stations in our network within 200 kilometers of this location. Consequently, in the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on NASA's MERRA-2 modern-era reanalysis , adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal differences between this station and the wide-area MERRA-2 reconstructed values.

Other Data

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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