March Weather in Apía Colombia
Daily high temperatures are around 74°F, rarely falling below 69°F or exceeding 78°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 60°F, rarely falling below 58°F or exceeding 63°F.
For reference, on August 7, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Apía typically range from 60°F to 74°F, while on October 24, the coldest day of the year, they range from 59°F to 72°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in March in Apía
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 in Apía
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The month of March in Apía experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 88% to 92%.
The clearest day of the month is March 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 12% of the time.
For reference, on May 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 93%, while on July 26, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 20%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March in Apía
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Apía, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 66% and ending it at 76%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 87% on November 8, and its lowest chance is 62% on February 5.
Probability of Precipitation in March in Apía
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 Apía is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 7.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 13.6 inches or falls below 2.4 inches, and ending the month at 9.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 14.5 inches or falls below 5.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March in Apía
Over the course of March in Apía, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 12 hours, 1 minute of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 10 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March in Apía
The latest sunrise of the month in Apía is 6:15 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 12 minutes earlier at 6:02 AM on March 31.
The latest sunset is 6:16 PM on March 1 and the earliest sunset is 4 minutes earlier at 6:12 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Apía during 2021.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:53 AM and sets 12 hours, 25 minutes later, at 6:18 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:07 AM and sets 11 hours, 50 minutes later, at 5:56 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in March in Apía
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for March 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in March in Apía
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 Apía is increasing during March, rising from 19% to 25% over the course of the month.
For reference, on May 7, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 35% of the time, while on October 25, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 11% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in March in Apía
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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 Apía is essentially constant during March, remaining around 1.8 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on October 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.2 miles per hour, while on July 7, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 1.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March in Apía
The hourly average wind direction in Apía throughout March is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 63% on March 7.
Wind Direction in March in Apía
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 Apía 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 in Apía
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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 Apía are rapidly increasing during March, increasing by 477°F, from 962°F to 1,439°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March in Apía
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 Apía is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 4.5 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March in Apía
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Apía are 5.106 deg latitude, -75.943 deg longitude, and 5,282 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Apía contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 3,153 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,458 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (9,636 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (17,218 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Apía is covered by trees (98%), within 10 miles by trees (72%) and grassland (14%), and within 50 miles by trees (59%) and grassland (14%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Apía, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Apía.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Apía 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 Apía is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Apía and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:
To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Apía and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports 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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