Average Weather in March in La Tour France
Daily high temperatures increase by 9°F, from 43°F to 52°F, rarely falling below 34°F or exceeding 63°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 28°F to 35°F, rarely falling below 21°F or exceeding 42°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in La Tour typically range from 55°F to 75°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 25°F to 35°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
Cle Elum, Washington, United States (5,252 miles away) and Banner Elk, North Carolina, United States (4,411 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to La Tour (view comparison).
The month of March in La Tour 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 21, 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 La Tour, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is increasing, starting the month at 26% and ending it at 31%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 40% on May 25, and its lowest chance is 25% on March 3.
Over the course of March in La Tour, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 18% to 29%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 6% to 2%, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 1% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in La Tour is gradually increasing, starting the month at 2.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.8 inches or falls below 0.5 inches, and ending the month at 2.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.1 inches or falls below 0.8 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 La Tour is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.8 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in La Tour, 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, 17 seconds, and weekly increase of 22 minutes, 56 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 La Tour is 6:30 AM on March 24 and the latest sunrise is 58 minutes later at 7:28 AM on March 25.
The earliest sunset is 6:20 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 5:42 AM and sets 15 hours, 46 minutes later, at 9:29 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:13 AM and sets 8 hours, 37 minutes later, at 4:51 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in La Tour 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 La Tour is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 2, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.6 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in La Tour typically lasts for 6.3 months (191 days), from around April 17 to around October 25, rarely starting before March 28 or after May 9, and rarely ending before October 5 or after November 16.
The month of March in La Tour is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season increasing from 0% to 14% 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 La Tour are essentially constant during March, remaining within 9°F of 11°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in La Tour is increasing during March, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 3.3 kWh to 4.5 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 La Tour are 46.134 deg latitude, 6.429 deg longitude, and 2,631 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of La Tour contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 3,409 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,706 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,562 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (15,000 feet).
The area within 2 miles of La Tour is covered by trees (44%), grassland (29%), and cropland (12%), within 10 miles by trees (43%) and grassland (23%), and within 50 miles by trees (42%) and grassland (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in La Tour 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in La Tour.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and La Tour 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 La Tour is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between La Tour and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aéroport Genève-Cointrin (33%, 27 kilometers, northwest); Annecy-Meythet (31%, 34 kilometers, southwest); Sion (15%, 69 kilometers, east); Aosta Airport (12%, 84 kilometers, southeast); and Neuchatel (9%, 104 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .