Average Weather in March in Marcabal Peru
Daily high temperatures are around 58°F, rarely falling below 52°F or exceeding 64°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 41°F, rarely falling below 37°F or exceeding 45°F.
For reference, on January 13, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Marcabal typically range from 41°F to 59°F, while on July 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 37°F to 55°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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Westhaven-Moonstone, California, United States (4,461 miles away); Papatowai, New Zealand (6,876 miles); and Waiouru, New Zealand (6,740 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Marcabal (view comparison).
The month of March in Marcabal experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 91% to 85%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 91% on March 2.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 15% of the time.
For reference, on March 1, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 91%, while on July 31, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 63%.
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. In Marcabal, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is essentially constant, remaining around 28% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 30% on March 19, and its lowest chance is 1% on July 22.
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 in Marcabal is essentially constant, remaining about 1.6 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 3.2 inches or falling below 0.3 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 1.7 inches on March 20.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Marcabal, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is March 31, with 12 hours, 2 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 1, with 12 hours, 15 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The latest sunrise of the month in Marcabal is 6:17 AM on March 3 and the earliest sunrise is 1 minute, 46 seconds earlier at 6:15 AM on March 31.
The latest sunset is 6:31 PM on March 1 and the earliest sunset is 15 minutes earlier at 6:17 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Marcabal during 2018.
For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:53 AM and sets 12 hours, 35 minutes later, at 6:27 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:23 AM and sets 11 hours, 41 minutes later, at 6:04 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 in Marcabal is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
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 in Marcabal is essentially constant during March, remaining around 4.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on August 2, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.7 miles per hour, while on December 6, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.2 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during March is 4.2 miles per hour on March 18.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
Marcabal 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 Marcabal is gradually decreasing during March, falling by 2°F, from 72°F to 70°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature 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 in Marcabal typically lasts for 9.9 months (301 days), from around August 13 to around June 11, rarely starting after January 28, or ending before March 6.
The month of March in Marcabal is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually decreasing from 91% to 84% over the course of the month.
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 in Marcabal are gradually increasing during March, increasing by 56°F, from 419°F to 475°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 in Marcabal is essentially constant during March, remaining around 5.2 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during March is 5.2 kWh on March 17.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Marcabal are -7.700 deg latitude, -78.033 deg longitude, and 9,833 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Marcabal contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 3,127 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 9,608 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,415 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (14,436 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Marcabal is covered by shrubs (63%) and trees (15%), within 10 miles by grassland (41%) and shrubs (33%), and within 50 miles by grassland (37%) and shrubs (33%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Marcabal 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, Capitán FAP Carlos Martínez de Pinillos International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Marcabal.
At a distance of 126 kilometers from Marcabal, 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 Marcabal 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.
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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