Average Weather in March in Vista California, United States
Daily high temperatures are around 65°F, rarely falling below 58°F or exceeding 75°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 49°F to 51°F, rarely falling below 42°F or exceeding 56°F.
For reference, on August 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Vista typically range from 65°F to 79°F, while on December 25, the coldest day of the year, they range from 46°F to 64°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 in Vista experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 41% to 31%.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 69% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 43%, while on September 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 91%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Vista, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 20% and ending it at 12%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 21% on February 22, and its lowest chance is 1% on June 26.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Vista is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 2.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.4 inches or falls below 0.3 inches, and ending the month at 1.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Vista, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 2 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 3 seconds, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 24 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 29 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 31 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Vista is 6:05 AM on March 10 and the latest sunrise is 59 minutes later at 7:04 AM on March 11.
The earliest sunset is 5:46 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 23 minutes later at 7:08 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00 AM on March 11, 2018, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:40 AM and sets 14 hours, 21 minutes later, at 8:01 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:48 AM and sets 9 hours, 57 minutes later, at 4:45 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Vista is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 27, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 13% of the time, while on November 29, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in March
The average hourly wind speed in Vista is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 6.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 11, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.2 miles per hour, while on August 23, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.2 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during March is 6.8 miles per hour on March 10.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
Vista 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 Vista is essentially constant during March, remaining around 60°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in March
Temperatures in Vista 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 Vista are increasing during March, increasing by 220°F, from 356°F to 576°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Vista is rapidly increasing during March, rising by 1.6 kWh, from 4.9 kWh to 6.4 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 Vista are 33.200 deg latitude, -117.243 deg longitude, and 417 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Vista contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 499 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 425 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,755 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (7,766 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Vista is covered by artificial surfaces (99%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (41%) and shrubs (30%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (41%) and water (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Vista 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Vista.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Vista 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 Vista is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Vista and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: McClellan–Palomar Airport (64%, 9 kilometers, southwest); Oceanside Municipal Airport (29%, 10 kilometers, west); Ramona Airport (6%, 35 kilometers, southeast); and Palm Springs International Airport (1.8%, 97 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .