Average Weather in March in Thonon-les-Bains France
Daily high temperatures increase by 9°F, from 47°F to 55°F, rarely falling below 37°F or exceeding 67°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 33°F to 40°F, rarely falling below 25°F or exceeding 46°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Thonon-les-Bains typically range from 60°F to 79°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 30°F to 39°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 Thonon-les-Bains experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 53% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 51% on March 1.
The clearest day of the month is March 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 49% of the time.
For reference, on May 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 58%, 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
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Thonon-les-Bains, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is increasing, starting the month at 27% and ending it at 32%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 41% on May 25, and its lowest chance is 26% on March 3.
Over the course of March in Thonon-les-Bains, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 25% to 32%, 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
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Thonon-les-Bains is essentially constant, remaining about 2.7 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 5.5 inches or falling below 0.7 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 2.6 inches on March 9.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Thonon-les-Bains, 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, 39 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 18 seconds, and weekly increase of 23 minutes, 7 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 6 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 45 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Thonon-les-Bains is 6:29 AM on March 24 and the latest sunrise is 58 minutes later at 7:27 AM on March 25.
The earliest sunset is 6:19 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 41 minutes later at 8:01 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00 AM on March 25, 2018, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:41 AM and sets 15 hours, 48 minutes later, at 9:30 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:14 AM and sets 8 hours, 36 minutes later, at 4:49 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Thonon-les-Bains is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 10, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on October 7, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in March
The average hourly wind speed in Thonon-les-Bains is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 6.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 3, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.6 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Thonon-les-Bains typically lasts for 7.4 months (225 days), from around March 29 to around November 10, rarely starting before March 7 or after April 20, and rarely ending before October 19 or after December 3.
During March in Thonon-les-Bains, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is rapidly increasing rising from 5% to 54% 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 Thonon-les-Bains are gradually increasing during March, increasing by 38°F, from 5°F to 44°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Thonon-les-Bains is increasing during March, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 3.2 kWh to 4.4 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 Thonon-les-Bains are 46.367 deg latitude, 6.483 deg longitude, and 1,440 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Thonon-les-Bains contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 856 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,488 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,964 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (14,961 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Thonon-les-Bains is covered by artificial surfaces (41%), trees (21%), water (17%), and cropland (14%), within 10 miles by water (38%) and trees (26%), and within 50 miles by trees (40%) and grassland (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Thonon-les-Bains 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Thonon-les-Bains.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Thonon-les-Bains 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 Thonon-les-Bains is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Thonon-les-Bains and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aéroport Genève-Cointrin (63%, 32 kilometers, southwest); Sion (21%, 66 kilometers, east); and Neuchatel (16%, 79 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .