Average Weather in March in Rafael Capo Puerto Rico
Daily high temperatures are around 83°F, rarely falling below 79°F or exceeding 86°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 68°F, rarely falling below 65°F or exceeding 71°F.
For reference, on August 7, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Rafael Capo typically range from 74°F to 87°F, while on January 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 67°F to 82°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
The month of March in Rafael Capo experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 23% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is March 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 79% of the time.
For reference, on May 30, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 74%, while on January 13, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 82%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Rafael Capo, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is gradually increasing, starting the month at 19% and ending it at 23%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 49% on September 13, and its lowest chance is 18% on March 10.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Rafael Capo is gradually increasing, starting the month at 1.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.9 inches, and ending the month at 1.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.2 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 1.0 inches on March 2.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Rafael Capo, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 31 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 3 seconds, and weekly increase of 7 minutes, 18 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 47 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 19 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The latest sunrise of the month in Rafael Capo is 6:45 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 24 minutes earlier at 6:21 AM on March 31.
The earliest sunset is 6:33 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 7 minutes later at 6:40 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Rafael Capo during 2021.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:51 AM and sets 13 hours, 14 minutes later, at 7:06 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:54 AM and sets 11 hours, 2 minutes later, at 5:56 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in March
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
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Rafael Capo is rapidly increasing during March, rising from 73% to 84% over the course of the month.
The lowest chance of a muggy day during March is 73% on March 1.
For reference, on June 27, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on February 28, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 73% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in March
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Rafael Capo is gradually decreasing during March, decreasing from 11.1 miles per hour to 10.2 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 14, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.8 miles per hour, while on October 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
The hourly average wind direction in Rafael Capo throughout March is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 83% on March 1.
Wind Direction in March
Rafael Capo 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 Rafael Capo is essentially constant during March, remaining around 79°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in March
Temperatures in Rafael Capo 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 Rafael Capo are rapidly increasing during March, increasing by 740°F, from 1,418°F to 2,158°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Rafael Capo is gradually increasing during March, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 6.4 kWh to 7.0 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 Rafael Capo are 18.407 deg latitude, -66.782 deg longitude, and 610 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Rafael Capo contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 696 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 625 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,110 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,409 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Rafael Capo is covered by trees (45%), cropland (24%), grassland (19%), and shrubs (12%), within 10 miles by trees (42%) and water (21%), and within 50 miles by water (72%) and trees (15%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Rafael Capo, 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 Rafael Capo.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Rafael Capo 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 Rafael Capo is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Rafael Capo and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Rafael Hernandez Airport (51%, 38 kilometers, west); Mercedita Airport (33%, 50 kilometers, southeast); and Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (17%, 81 kilometers, east).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .