Average Weather in March in Minas de Marcona Peru
Daily high temperatures are around 74°F, rarely falling below 71°F or exceeding 78°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 61°F, rarely falling below 58°F or exceeding 64°F.
For reference, on February 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Minas de Marcona typically range from 62°F to 75°F, while on August 4, the coldest day of the year, they range from 51°F to 62°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 Minas de Marcona experiences rapidly decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 71% to 58%.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 42% of the time.
For reference, on February 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 72%, while on August 24, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 74%.
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 Minas de Marcona, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 3% and ending it at 1%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 4% on January 21, and its lowest chance is 0% on August 29.
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 Minas de Marcona is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.4 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Minas de Marcona, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 26 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 52 seconds, and weekly decrease of 6 minutes, 1 second.
The shortest day of the month is March 31, with 11 hours, 57 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 1, with 12 hours, 23 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Minas de Marcona is 6:01 AM on March 1 and the latest sunrise is 5 minutes later at 6:05 AM on March 31.
The latest sunset is 6:24 PM on March 1 and the earliest sunset is 21 minutes earlier at 6:03 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Minas de Marcona during 2018.
For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:27 AM and sets 13 hours, 2 minutes later, at 6:29 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:25 AM and sets 11 hours, 13 minutes later, at 5:39 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 Minas de Marcona is gradually decreasing during March, falling from 6% to 2% over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 8, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 8% of the time, while on June 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
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 Minas de Marcona is essentially constant during March, remaining around 8.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on September 22, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.2 miles per hour, while on March 17, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.9 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during March is 8.9 miles per hour on March 18.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
Minas de Marcona 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 Minas de Marcona is gradually decreasing during March, falling by 2°F, from 70°F to 68°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).
Temperatures in Minas de Marcona 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
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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 Minas de Marcona are rapidly increasing during March, increasing by 508°F, from 2,608°F to 3,116°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 Minas de Marcona is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 6.5 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Minas de Marcona are -15.212 deg latitude, -75.110 deg longitude, and 2,575 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Minas de Marcona contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,024 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,574 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,694 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,857 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Minas de Marcona is covered by bare soil (63%), sparse vegetation (20%), and shrubs (17%), within 10 miles by bare soil (79%) and sparse vegetation (12%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (47%) and water (43%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Minas de Marcona 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, San Juan Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Minas de Marcona.
At a distance of 20 kilometers from Minas de Marcona, 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 Minas de Marcona 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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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
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