Average Weather in March in Curridabat Costa Rica
Daily high temperatures are around 79°F, rarely falling below 75°F or exceeding 83°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 63°F, rarely falling below 59°F or exceeding 66°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 62°F on March 11.
For reference, on April 8, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Curridabat typically range from 63°F to 80°F, while on September 19, the coldest day of the year, they range from 62°F to 76°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
Kabanjahe, Indonesia (11,534 miles away); Baturaden, Indonesia (11,527 miles); and Kibangay, Philippines (10,102 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Curridabat (view comparison).
The month of March in Curridabat experiences rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 47% to 60%.
The clearest day of the month is March 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 53% of the time.
For reference, on June 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 96%, while on January 2, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 63%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Curridabat, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is gradually increasing, starting the month at 8% and ending it at 11%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 51% on October 7, and its lowest chance is 7% on March 16.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Curridabat is essentially constant, remaining about 0.9 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 2.7 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.7 inches on March 16.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Curridabat, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 16 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 33 seconds, and weekly increase of 3 minutes, 50 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 Curridabat is 5:50 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 16 minutes earlier at 5:33 AM on March 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:46 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 23 seconds later at 5:47 PM on March 13.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Curridabat during 2018.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:16 AM and sets 12 hours, 42 minutes later, at 5:59 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 5:47 AM and sets 11 hours, 33 minutes later, at 5:20 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Curridabat is gradually increasing during March, rising from 6% to 11% over the course of the month.
For reference, on June 2, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 50% of the time, while on January 24, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 3% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in March
The average hourly wind speed in Curridabat is gradually decreasing during March, decreasing from 3.3 miles per hour to 2.7 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 3.4 miles per hour, while on June 9, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 1.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
Curridabat 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 Curridabat is essentially constant during March, remaining around 83°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in March
Temperatures in Curridabat 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
The average accumulated growing degree days in Curridabat are rapidly increasing during March, increasing by 573°F, from 1,089°F to 1,662°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Curridabat is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 6.7 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during March is 6.8 kWh on March 23.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Curridabat are 9.912 deg latitude, -84.034 deg longitude, and 4,055 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Curridabat contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 712 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,018 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (6,670 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (12,490 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Curridabat is covered by grassland (62%) and trees (30%), within 10 miles by trees (43%) and grassland (40%), and within 50 miles by trees (54%) and grassland (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Curridabat 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 Curridabat.
At a distance of 21 kilometers from Curridabat, 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 Curridabat 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 .