Average Weather in March in Istán Spain
Daily high temperatures increase by 4°F, from 58°F to 62°F, rarely falling below 52°F or exceeding 69°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 44°F to 47°F, rarely falling below 38°F or exceeding 52°F.
For reference, on August 5, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Istán typically range from 64°F to 82°F, while on January 20, the coldest day of the year, they range from 41°F to 55°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
Coronel Dorrego, Argentina (6,326 miles away); Beaumont, Australia (10,417 miles); and Melbourne, Australia (10,798 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Istán (view comparison).
The month of March in Istán experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 37% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 63% of the time.
For reference, on October 30, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 46%, while on July 20, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 94%.
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 Istán, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 19% and ending it at 16%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 23% on December 17, and its lowest chance is 0% on July 26.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Istán is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 1.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.1 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 1.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.0 inches or falls below 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Istán, 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, 10 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 20 seconds, and weekly increase of 16 minutes, 20 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 24 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 34 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Istán is 7:12 AM on March 27 and the latest sunrise is 59 minutes later at 8:11 AM on March 28.
The earliest sunset is 7:14 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 27 minutes later at 8:41 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00 AM on March 28, 2021, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 7:01 AM and sets 14 hours, 40 minutes later, at 9:41 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:28 AM and sets 9 hours, 40 minutes later, at 6:07 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time 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 Istán is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 17, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 27% of the time, while on November 21, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% 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 Istán is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 10.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 21, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.9 miles per hour, while on August 13, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
The wind direction in Istán during March is predominantly out of the east from March 1 to March 30 and the west from March 30 to March 31.
Wind Direction in March
Istán 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 Istán 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 Istán over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 16, with a 59% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March
The average accumulated growing degree days in Istán are gradually increasing during March, increasing by 120°F, from 108°F to 228°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Istán is increasing during March, rising by 1.4 kWh, from 4.4 kWh to 5.8 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 Istán are 36.583 deg latitude, -4.950 deg longitude, and 968 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Istán contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 3,356 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,456 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,198 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,266 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Istán is covered by shrubs (48%), trees (35%), and cropland (15%), within 10 miles by trees (37%) and shrubs (33%), and within 50 miles by water (38%) and cropland (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Istán, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Istán.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Istán 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 Istán is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Istán and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Málaga Airport (42%, 42 kilometers, east); Gibraltar International Airport (27%, 60 kilometers, southwest); Morón Air Base (17%, 89 kilometers, northwest); and Jerez Airport (14%, 101 kilometers, west).
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.
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .