Average Weather in March in Carácuaro Mexico
Daily high temperatures increase by 3°F, from 93°F to 96°F, rarely falling below 87°F or exceeding 100°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 61°F to 64°F, rarely falling below 56°F or exceeding 68°F.
For reference, on May 7, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Carácuaro typically range from 69°F to 98°F, while on January 7, the coldest day of the year, they range from 57°F to 87°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 Carácuaro experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 32% to 36%.
The clearest day of the month is March 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 68% of the time.
For reference, on September 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 89%, while on February 24, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 69%.
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 Carácuaro, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is essentially constant, remaining around 2% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 72% on August 25, and its lowest chance is 1% on April 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 Carácuaro is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Carácuaro, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 32 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 5 seconds, and weekly increase of 7 minutes, 34 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 47 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 20 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The latest sunrise of the month in Carácuaro is 7:03 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 24 minutes earlier at 6:38 AM on March 31.
The earliest sunset is 6:50 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 8 minutes later at 6:58 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Carácuaro during 2020, but it neither starts nor ends during March, so the entire month is in standard time.
For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 7:07 AM and sets 13 hours, 17 minutes later, at 8:24 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:13 AM and sets 10 hours, 59 minutes later, at 6:12 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 Carácuaro is essentially constant during March, remaining around 1% throughout.
The lowest chance of a muggy day during March is 0% on March 23.
For reference, on August 29, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 81% of the time, while on January 24, 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
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 Carácuaro is gradually increasing during March, increasing from 5.3 miles per hour to 5.8 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on May 10, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.2 miles per hour, while on July 29, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
The hourly average wind direction in Carácuaro throughout March is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 45% on March 29.
Wind Direction 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 Carácuaro 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
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 Carácuaro are rapidly increasing during March, increasing by 783°F, from 1,382°F to 2,165°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 Carácuaro is gradually increasing during March, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 6.5 kWh to 7.2 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 Carácuaro are 19.020 deg latitude, -101.125 deg longitude, and 2,110 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Carácuaro contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,109 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,023 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,439 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,883 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Carácuaro is covered by trees (88%) and cropland (11%), within 10 miles by trees (72%) and cropland (16%), and within 50 miles by trees (52%) and cropland (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Carácuaro 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 is only a single weather station, General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Carácuaro.
At a distance of 93 kilometers from Carácuaro, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Carácuaro according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
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 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.