Average Weather in March in La Quinta California, United States
Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 50°F to 54°F, rarely falling below 42°F or exceeding 61°F.
For reference, on July 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in La Quinta typically range from 78°F to 106°F, while on December 27, the coldest day of the year, they range from 42°F to 67°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
Tindouf, Algeria (6,116 miles away); Tabuk, Saudi Arabia (7,804 miles); and Ha'il, Saudi Arabia (7,979 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to La Quinta (view comparison).
The month of March in La Quinta experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 35% to 26%.
The clearest day of the month is March 27, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 74% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 37%, while on September 18, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 90%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In La Quinta, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is decreasing, starting the month at 14% and ending it at 8%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 15% on February 21, and its lowest chance is 1% on June 18.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in La Quinta is decreasing, starting the month at 1.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.2 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in La Quinta, 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, 3 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 6 seconds, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 40 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 28 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 La Quinta is 6:02 AM on March 10 and the latest sunrise is 59 minutes later at 7:00 AM on March 11.
The earliest sunset is 5:41 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 23 minutes later at 7:05 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 5:35 AM and sets 14 hours, 24 minutes later, at 7:58 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:45 AM and sets 9 hours, 55 minutes later, at 4:40 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in La Quinta is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 17% of the time, while on November 14, 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 La Quinta is gradually increasing during March, increasing from 7.1 miles per hour to 8.0 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on May 3, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.6 miles per hour, while on January 11, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
La Quinta 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 La Quinta is essentially constant during March, remaining around 60°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in March
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in La Quinta over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is December 27, with a 62% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March
The average accumulated growing degree days in La Quinta are increasing during March, increasing by 443°F, from 501°F to 944°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in La Quinta is rapidly increasing during March, rising by 1.6 kWh, from 5.1 kWh to 6.7 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 La Quinta are 33.663 deg latitude, -116.310 deg longitude, and 423 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of La Quinta contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,083 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 458 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,670 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,719 feet).
The area within 2 miles of La Quinta is covered by shrubs (68%), cropland (16%), and artificial surfaces (16%), within 10 miles by shrubs (67%) and cropland (22%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (73%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in La Quinta 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in La Quinta.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and La Quinta 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 La Quinta is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between La Quinta and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Thermal Airport (52%, 15 kilometers, east); Palm Springs International Airport (42%, 25 kilometers, northwest); and Ramona Airport (6%, 90 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .