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March Weather in Canchungo Guinea-Bissau

Daily high temperatures are around 94°F, rarely falling below 89°F or exceeding 100°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 94°F on March 11.

Daily low temperatures are around 70°F, rarely falling below 66°F or exceeding 74°F.

For reference, on March 9, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Canchungo typically range from 70°F to 94°F, while on January 11, the coldest day of the year, they range from 67°F to 89°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in March in Canchungo

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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 Canchungo

Average Hourly Temperature in March in Canchungo18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMFebAprcomfortablewarmwarmhotwarm
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Managua, Nicaragua (4,734 miles away); Depok, Indonesia (8,535 miles); and Labuan Lombok, Indonesia (9,226 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Canchungo (view comparison).

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Clouds

The month of March in Canchungo experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 38% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 38% on March 20.

The clearest day of the month is March 20, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 62% of the time.

For reference, on September 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 83%, while on March 19, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 62%.

Cloud Cover Categories in March in Canchungo

Cloud Cover Categories in March in Canchungo1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FebAprSep 1117%Sep 1117%Mar 162%Mar 162%Mar 3162%Mar 3162%Mar 1162%Mar 1162%Mar 2162%Mar 2162%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

Sun

Over the course of March in Canchungo, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 20 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 40 seconds, and weekly increase of 4 minutes, 41 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 54 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 14 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March in Canchungo

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March in Canchungo1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrFebAprMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minnightnightdaydayMar 111 hr, 54 minMar 111 hr, 54 min
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the month in Canchungo is 7:19 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 18 minutes earlier at 7:01 AM on March 31.

The earliest sunset is 7:13 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 minute, 51 seconds later at 7:15 PM on March 31.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Canchungo during 2021.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:40 AM and sets 12 hours, 50 minutes later, at 7:31 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:19 AM and sets 11 hours, 25 minutes later, at 6:44 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in March in Canchungo

The solar day over the course of March. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Moon

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 Canchungo

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in March in Canchungo18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMFebAprFeb 117:06 PMFeb 117:06 PMFeb 278:18 AMFeb 278:18 AMMar 1310:22 AMMar 1310:22 AMMar 286:49 PMMar 286:49 PMApr 122:31 AMApr 122:31 AMApr 273:32 AMApr 273:32 AM7:18 AM7:18 AM7:08 PM7:08 PM6:42 PM6:42 PM7:34 AM7:34 AM7:23 AM7:23 AM7:32 PM7:32 PM7:16 PM7:16 PM7:40 AM7:40 AM7:13 AM7:13 AM7:47 PM7:47 PM6:54 PM6:54 PM7:03 AM7:03 AM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

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 Canchungo is very rapidly increasing during March, rising from 25% to 53% over the course of the month.

For reference, on July 21, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on January 13, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 7% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in March in Canchungo

Humidity Comfort Levels in March in Canchungo1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%FebAprMar 125%Mar 125%Mar 3153%Mar 3153%Mar 1132%Mar 1132%Mar 2142%Mar 2142%oppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

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 Canchungo is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.3 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on May 20, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.9 miles per hour, while on October 24, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.8 miles per hour.

The lowest daily average wind speed during March is 7.2 miles per hour on March 10.

Average Wind Speed in March in Canchungo

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The wind direction in Canchungo during March is predominantly out of the north from March 1 to March 19 and the west from March 19 to March 31.

Wind Direction in March in Canchungo

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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Canchungo 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 Canchungo is essentially constant during March, remaining within 1°F of 76°F throughout.

Average Water Temperature in March in Canchungo

Average Water Temperature in March in Canchungo18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313171°F71°F72°F72°F73°F73°F74°F74°F75°F75°F76°F76°F77°F77°F78°F78°F79°F79°F80°F80°F81°F81°FFebAprMar 175°FMar 175°FMar 3177°FMar 3177°FMar 1176°FMar 1176°FMar 2176°FMar 2176°F
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Growing Season

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 Canchungo 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 Canchungo

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March in Canchungo1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FebApr100%Mar 16100%Mar 16comfortablewarmhotsweltering
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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 Canchungo are rapidly increasing during March, increasing by 845°F, from 1,616°F to 2,461°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in March in Canchungo

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of March, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 Canchungo is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 6.7 kWh throughout.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March in Canchungo

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March in Canchungo1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhFebAprMar 16.5 kWhMar 16.5 kWhMar 317.0 kWhMar 317.0 kWhMar 116.7 kWhMar 116.7 kWhMar 216.8 kWhMar 216.8 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Canchungo are 12.067 deg latitude, -16.033 deg longitude, and 69 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Canchungo contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 118 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 52 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (220 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (272 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Canchungo is covered by cropland (40%), trees (18%), grassland (17%), and shrubs (17%), within 10 miles by trees (27%) and cropland (26%), and within 50 miles by water (45%) and trees (15%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Canchungo, 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 Canchungo.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Canchungo 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 Canchungo is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Canchungo and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Bissau Airport (GGOV, 61%, 46 kilometers, southeast) and Ziguinchor Airport (GOGG, 39%, 61 kilometers, northwest).

Other 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.

Disclaimer

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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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