Average Weather in March in Waitangi New Zealand
Daily high temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 61°F to 59°F, rarely falling below 56°F or exceeding 65°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 58°F to 56°F, rarely falling below 52°F or exceeding 62°F.
For reference, on February 13, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Waitangi typically range from 58°F to 62°F, while on July 23, the coldest day of the year, they range from 48°F to 51°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 Waitangi experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 52% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 51% on March 16.
The clearest day of the month is March 16, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 49% of the time.
For reference, on June 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 57%, while on November 14, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 50%.
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 Waitangi, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 26% and ending it at 24%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 33% on June 10, and its lowest chance is 19% on January 5.
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 Waitangi is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 2.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.9 inches or falls below 0.9 inches, and ending the month at 2.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.3 inches or falls below 0.9 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 2.3 inches on March 7.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Waitangi, the length of the day is rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1 hour, 31 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 3 minutes, 3 seconds, and weekly decrease of 21 minutes, 18 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 31, with 11 hours, 35 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 1, with 13 hours, 6 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The latest sunrise of the month in Waitangi is 7:46 AM on March 30 and the earliest sunrise is 59 minutes earlier at 6:47 AM on March 31.
The latest sunset is 8:16 PM on March 1 and the earliest sunset is 1 hour, 54 minutes earlier at 6:22 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Waitangi during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during March, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:44 AM and sets 15 hours, 29 minutes later, at 9:14 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:06 AM and sets 8 hours, 53 minutes later, at 4:59 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time 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 Waitangi is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on January 31, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 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 Waitangi is gradually increasing during March, increasing from 16.6 miles per hour to 17.5 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on June 12, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 20.4 miles per hour, while on February 12, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 15.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
Waitangi 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 Waitangi is essentially constant during March, remaining within 1°F of 59°F throughout.
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 Waitangi 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 Waitangi are increasing during March, increasing by 249°F, from 966°F to 1,215°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 Waitangi is decreasing during March, falling by 1.4 kWh, from 4.9 kWh to 3.5 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 Waitangi are -43.954 deg latitude, -176.560 deg longitude, and 7 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Waitangi contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 367 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 59 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (961 feet). Within 50 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (991 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Waitangi is covered by water (67%) and trees (21%), within 10 miles by water (67%) and trees (27%), and within 50 miles by water (98%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Waitangi year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Waitangi is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.
The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Waitangi, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
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.
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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