Average Weather in March in Richelieu France
Daily high temperatures increase by 6°F, from 51°F to 57°F, rarely falling below 42°F or exceeding 67°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 37°F to 41°F, rarely falling below 28°F or exceeding 49°F.
For reference, on August 2, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Richelieu typically range from 58°F to 79°F, while on February 8, the coldest day of the year, they range from 35°F to 47°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 Richelieu experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 58% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 44% of the time.
For reference, on January 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 73%, while on July 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
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 Richelieu, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is increasing, starting the month at 20% and ending it at 25%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 32% on December 29, and its lowest chance is 16% on August 26.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Richelieu is essentially constant, remaining about 1.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 2.9 inches or falling below 0.3 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 1.4 inches on March 13.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Richelieu, 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, 41 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 23 seconds, and weekly increase of 23 minutes, 38 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 7 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 48 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Richelieu is 6:45 AM on March 28 and the latest sunrise is 58 minutes later at 7:43 AM on March 29.
The earliest sunset is 6:44 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 42 minutes later at 8:27 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00 AM on March 29, 2020, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.
For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:03 AM and sets 15 hours, 54 minutes later, at 9:57 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:41 AM and sets 8 hours, 30 minutes later, at 5:12 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Richelieu is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 2, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 4% 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Richelieu is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 10.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on January 16, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.1 miles per hour, while on August 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
The hourly average wind direction in Richelieu throughout March is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 33% on March 14.
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Richelieu typically lasts for 7.4 months (227 days), from around April 3 to around November 16, rarely starting before March 11 or after April 23, and rarely ending before October 24 or after December 22.
The month of March in Richelieu is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 3% to 44% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March
The average accumulated growing degree days in Richelieu are gradually increasing during March, increasing by 58°F, from 30°F to 88°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Richelieu is increasing during March, rising by 1.4 kWh, from 2.8 kWh to 4.2 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 Richelieu are 47.014 deg latitude, 0.324 deg longitude, and 207 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Richelieu contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 138 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 199 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (538 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (866 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Richelieu is covered by cropland (52%), trees (17%), artificial surfaces (16%), and grassland (15%), within 10 miles by cropland (75%) and trees (16%), and within 50 miles by cropland (63%) and trees (19%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Richelieu 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Richelieu.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Richelieu 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 Richelieu is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Richelieu and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Poitiers–Biard Airport (39%, 47 kilometers, south); Tours Val de Loire Airport (31%, 56 kilometers, northeast); Angers – Loire Airport (19%, 77 kilometers, northwest); and Châteauroux-Centre "Marcel Dassault" Airport (12%, 107 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .