Average Weather in March in Samoëns France
Daily high temperatures increase by 9°F, from 40°F to 48°F, rarely falling below 31°F or exceeding 59°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 8°F, from 23°F to 31°F, rarely falling below 15°F or exceeding 38°F.
For reference, on July 26, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Samoëns typically range from 51°F to 71°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 19°F to 32°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 Samoëns 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 53% on March 1.
The clearest day of the month is March 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 47% of the time.
For reference, on May 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 62%, while on July 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 63%.
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 Samoëns, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 25% and ending it at 32%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 40% on May 26, and its lowest chance is 25% on March 3.
Over the course of March in Samoëns, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 11% to 24%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 9% to 6%, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 5% to 2%.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Samoëns is increasing, starting the month at 1.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.9 inches or falls below 0.3 inches, and ending the month at 2.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.4 inches or falls below 0.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during March in Samoëns is decreasing, starting the month at 0.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.0 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 0.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.0 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in Samoëns, 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, 38 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 16 seconds, and weekly increase of 22 minutes, 53 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, 45 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Samoëns is 6:28 AM on March 24 and the latest sunrise is 58 minutes later at 7:26 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 8:00 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, 46 minutes later, at 9:27 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:12 AM and sets 8 hours, 38 minutes later, at 4:50 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Samoëns is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 6, 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Samoëns is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 4.6 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on January 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.8 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Samoëns typically lasts for 4.9 months (150 days), from around May 11 to around October 8, rarely starting before April 14 or after June 5, and rarely ending before September 18 or after October 26.
The month of March in Samoëns is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March
The average accumulated growing degree days in Samoëns are essentially constant during March, remaining within 4°F of 4°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Samoëns 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
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Samoëns are 46.083 deg latitude, 6.726 deg longitude, and 3,802 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Samoëns contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 4,652 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,161 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,953 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (14,961 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Samoëns is covered by trees (55%) and cropland (26%), within 10 miles by trees (39%) and grassland (20%), and within 50 miles by trees (36%) and grassland (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Samoëns 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 Samoëns.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Samoëns 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 Samoëns is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Samoëns and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Sion (26%, 48 kilometers, east); Aéroport Genève-Cointrin (24%, 51 kilometers, west); Annecy-Meythet (25%, 51 kilometers, west); and Aosta Airport (25%, 62 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .