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Average Weather in March in Saint-Girons France

In Saint-Girons, the month of March is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 5°F, from 53°F to 58°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 69°F or dropping below 41°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 35°F to 39°F, rarely falling below 27°F or exceeding 46°F.

For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Saint-Girons typically range from 58°F to 78°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 32°F to 49°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in March

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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

Average Hourly Temperature in March in Saint-Girons18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMFebAprcoldcoolvery cold
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Clouds

The month of March in Saint-Girons experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 55% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 54% on March 21.

The clearest day of the month is March 21, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 46% of the time.

For reference, on November 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60%, while on July 21, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 75%.

Cloud Cover Categories in March

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The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Saint-Girons, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 23% and ending it at 29%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 36% on April 30, and its lowest chance is 18% on July 12.

Probability of Precipitation in March

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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 Saint-Girons is gradually increasing, starting the month at 1.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.6 inches or falls below 0.4 inches, and ending the month at 2.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.7 inches or falls below 0.9 inches.

The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 1.9 inches on March 1.

Average Monthly Rainfall in March

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

Over the course of March in Saint-Girons, 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, 28 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 56 seconds, and weekly increase of 20 minutes, 33 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 13 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 41 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March in Saint-Girons1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrFebAprMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minnightnightdaydayMar 111 hr, 13 minMar 111 hr, 13 min
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise of the month in Saint-Girons is 6:49 AM on March 25 and the latest sunrise is 58 minutes later at 7:47 AM on March 26.

The earliest sunset is 6:44 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 36 minutes later at 8:20 PM on March 31.

Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00 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 6:16 AM and sets 15 hours, 22 minutes later, at 9:38 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:23 AM and sets 9 hours, 0 minutes later, at 5:23 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March in Saint-Girons1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031312 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AM2 AMFebApr6:49 AM6:49 AMMar 257:13 PMMar 257:13 PM7:31 AM7:31 AMMar 16:44 PMMar 16:44 PM7:14 AM7:14 AMMar 116:57 PMMar 116:57 PMMar 26DSTMar 26DSTSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of March. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Humidity

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 Saint-Girons is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on August 4, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 9% 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

The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

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 Saint-Girons is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.4 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on February 18, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.7 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.2 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in March

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
The hourly average wind direction in Saint-Girons throughout March is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 50% on March 1.

Wind Direction in March

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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Growing Season

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).

The growing season in Saint-Girons typically lasts for 7.2 months (219 days), from around April 7 to around November 12, rarely starting before March 15 or after April 26, and rarely ending before October 21 or after December 7.

The month of March in Saint-Girons 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 2% to 35% over the course of the month.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March in Saint-Girons1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FebAprMar 12%Mar 12%Mar 3135%Mar 3135%Mar 117%Mar 117%Mar 2117%Mar 2117%50%Apr 750%Apr 790%Apr 2690%Apr 26freezingcoldcoolvery coldcomfortable
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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 Saint-Girons is gradually increasing during March, increasing by 65°F, from 42°F to 107°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in March

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of March, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 Saint-Girons is increasing during March, rising by 1.3 kWh, from 3.5 kWh to 4.8 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Saint-Girons are 42.983 deg latitude, 1.150 deg longitude, and 1,555 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Saint-Girons contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,490 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,558 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,535 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,778 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Saint-Girons is covered by cropland (33%), trees (28%), grassland (21%), and artificial surfaces (17%), within 10 miles by trees (57%) and grassland (25%), and within 50 miles by trees (35%) and cropland (33%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Saint-Girons 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 Saint-Girons.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Saint-Girons 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 Saint-Girons is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Saint-Girons and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Saint-Girons - Antichan (98%, 4.7 kilometers, northwest) and Carcassonne-Salvaza (1.9%, 97 kilometers, east).

Other Data

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.

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