Average Weather in March in Newcastle upon Tyne United Kingdom
In Newcastle upon Tyne, the month of March is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 4°F, from 46°F to 49°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 57°F or dropping below 38°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 35°F to 38°F, rarely falling below 28°F or exceeding 44°F.
For reference, on August 2, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Newcastle upon Tyne typically range from 53°F to 66°F, while on February 17, the coldest day of the year, they range from 35°F to 44°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 Newcastle upon Tyne experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 63% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 38% of the time.
For reference, on January 25, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 67%, while on July 26, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 51%.
Cloud Cover in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Newcastle upon Tyne, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is essentially constant, remaining around 22% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 34% on November 3, and its lowest chance is 21% on March 3.
Over the course of March in Newcastle upon Tyne, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 20% to 22%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.
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 Newcastle upon Tyne is essentially constant, remaining about 1.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 3.0 inches or falling below 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Newcastle upon Tyne, the length of the day is very rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 2 hours, 15 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 4 minutes, 30 seconds, and weekly increase of 31 minutes, 30 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 10 hours, 46 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 13 hours, 1 minute of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The latest sunrise of the month in Newcastle upon Tyne is 6:56 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 1 hour, 0 minutes earlier at 5:55 AM on March 25.
The earliest sunset is 5:42 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 59 minutes later at 7:41 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 2:00 AM on March 26, 2017, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 4:27 AM and sets 17 hours, 22 minutes later, at 9:49 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:29 AM and sets 7 hours, 10 minutes later, at 3:39 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 Newcastle upon Tyne is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 4, 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
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 Newcastle upon Tyne is gradually decreasing during March, decreasing from 8.1 miles per hour to 7.2 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 24, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.0 miles per hour, while on July 27, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
Newcastle upon Tyne 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 Newcastle upon Tyne is essentially constant during March, remaining around 43°F throughout.
The lowest average surface water temperature during March is 43°F on March 5.
Average Water Temperature 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 Newcastle upon Tyne is increasing during March, rising by 1.4 kWh, from 1.9 kWh to 3.3 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 Newcastle upon Tyne are 54.973 deg latitude, -1.614 deg longitude, and 180 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Newcastle upon Tyne contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 417 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 175 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,043 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,123 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Newcastle upon Tyne is covered by artificial surfaces (94%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (41%) and cropland (36%), and within 50 miles by water (36%) and grassland (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Newcastle upon Tyne year round, 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 Newcastle upon Tyne.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Newcastle upon Tyne 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 Newcastle upon Tyne is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and a given station.
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.
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 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.