Average Weather in March at Artigas Airport Uruguay
Daily high temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 85°F to 81°F, rarely falling below 72°F or exceeding 93°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 67°F to 62°F, rarely falling below 53°F or exceeding 73°F.
For reference, on January 9, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Artigas Airport typically range from 68°F to 89°F, while on July 20, the coldest day of the year, they range from 47°F to 65°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
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The month of March at Artigas Airport experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 32% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 30% on March 18.
The clearest day of the month is March 18, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 70% of the time.
For reference, on June 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 48%, while on March 18, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 70%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At Artigas Airport, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is essentially constant, remaining around 34% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 42% on February 8, and its lowest chance is 22% on August 15.
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 at Artigas Airport is gradually increasing, starting the month at 5.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 9.5 inches or falls below 1.8 inches, and ending the month at 5.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 11.1 inches or falls below 1.7 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 5.0 inches on March 12.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March at Artigas Airport, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 56 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 51 seconds, and weekly decrease of 12 minutes, 57 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 31, with 11 hours, 48 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 1, with 12 hours, 43 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month at Artigas Airport is 6:36 AM on March 1 and the latest sunrise is 20 minutes later at 6:56 AM on March 31.
The latest sunset is 7:19 PM on March 1 and the earliest sunset is 36 minutes earlier at 6:43 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed at Artigas Airport during 2019.
For reference, on December 22, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:41 AM and sets 14 hours, 7 minutes later, at 7:47 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:42 AM and sets 10 hours, 11 minutes later, at 5:53 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 at Artigas Airport is very rapidly decreasing during March, falling from 53% to 32% over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 8, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 58% of the time, while on July 31, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 2% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in March
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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 at Artigas Airport is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 8.1 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on October 2, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.9 miles per hour, while on March 8, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.0 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during March is 8.0 miles per hour on March 8.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction 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 at Artigas Airport typically lasts for 12 months (358 days), from around July 14 to around July 6, rarely starting after August 19, or ending before June 1.
The month of March at Artigas Airport is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March
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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 at Artigas Airport are rapidly increasing during March, increasing by 670°F, from 4,414°F to 5,083°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 at Artigas Airport is decreasing during March, falling by 1.1 kWh, from 6.2 kWh to 5.2 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 Artigas Airport are -30.383 deg latitude, -56.500 deg longitude, and 354 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Artigas Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 154 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 338 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (522 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (997 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Artigas Airport is covered by grassland (35%), trees (28%), cropland (19%), and shrubs (13%), within 10 miles by grassland (59%) and trees (18%), and within 50 miles by grassland (62%) and trees (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Artigas Airport 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
Artigas 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.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
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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