Average Weather in March in Puntarenas Costa Rica
In Puntarenas, the month of March is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 96°F throughout the month, rarely exceeding 99°F or dropping below 93°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 97°F on March 26.
Daily low temperatures are around 79°F, rarely falling below 76°F or exceeding 82°F.
For reference, on March 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Puntarenas typically range from 79°F to 97°F, while on October 7, the coldest day of the year, they range from 77°F to 89°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 Puntarenas experiences rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 42% to 54%.
The clearest day of the month is March 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 58% of the time.
For reference, on June 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 93%, while on January 1, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 68%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Puntarenas, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is essentially constant, remaining around 3% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 46% on October 7, and its lowest chance is 2% on January 28.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Puntarenas is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.0 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Puntarenas, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 17 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 33 seconds, and weekly increase of 3 minutes, 51 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 56 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 13 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The latest sunrise of the month in Puntarenas is 5:53 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 16 minutes earlier at 5:37 AM on March 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:49 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 23 seconds later at 5:50 PM on March 13.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Puntarenas during 2017.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:19 AM and sets 12 hours, 43 minutes later, at 6:02 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 5:51 AM and sets 11 hours, 33 minutes later, at 5:23 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Puntarenas is rapidly increasing during March, rising from 45% to 62% over the course of the month.
For reference, on September 29, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on February 10, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 39% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in March
The average hourly wind speed in Puntarenas is decreasing during March, decreasing from 7.6 miles per hour to 6.2 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 5, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.8 miles per hour, while on June 25, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
Puntarenas 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 Puntarenas is essentially constant during March, remaining around 84°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Puntarenas is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 6.9 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during March is 7.0 kWh on March 22.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Puntarenas are 9.976 deg latitude, -84.838 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Puntarenas contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 102 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 10 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,385 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (8,917 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Puntarenas is covered by water (73%) and mangroves (19%), within 10 miles by water (55%) and grassland (18%), and within 50 miles by water (35%) and trees (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Puntarenas 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, Juan Santamaría International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Puntarenas.
At a distance of 69 kilometers from Puntarenas, 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 Puntarenas 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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .