Average Weather in March in Versoix Switzerland
Daily high temperatures increase by 8°F, from 47°F to 55°F, rarely falling below 37°F or exceeding 66°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 32°F to 39°F, rarely falling below 25°F or exceeding 46°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Versoix typically range from 59°F to 79°F, while on January 27, the coldest day of the year, they range from 30°F to 41°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 Versoix 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 December 31, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 59%, while on July 21, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 68%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Versoix, 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 Versoix, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 24% to 31%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 2% 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 Versoix is essentially constant, remaining about 2.7 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 5.4 inches or falling below 0.6 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 Versoix, 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, 3 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 Versoix is 6:31 AM on March 24 and the latest sunrise is 58 minutes later at 7:29 AM on March 25.
The earliest sunset is 6:21 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 41 minutes later at 8:02 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 5:43 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 8:15 AM and sets 8 hours, 36 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 Versoix is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 12, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% 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 average hourly wind speed in Versoix is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 6.8 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 3, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.0 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Versoix typically lasts for 7.0 months (216 days), from around April 5 to around November 7, rarely starting before March 11 or after April 26, and rarely ending before October 17 or after December 1.
The month of March in Versoix 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 3% to 39% 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 Versoix are gradually increasing during March, increasing by 39°F, from 8°F to 47°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Versoix is increasing during March, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 3.1 kWh to 4.3 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 Versoix are 46.284 deg latitude, 6.162 deg longitude, and 1,335 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Versoix contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 318 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,319 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,413 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (15,128 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Versoix is covered by water (38%), cropland (27%), artificial surfaces (18%), and trees (16%), within 10 miles by cropland (32%) and trees (25%), and within 50 miles by trees (42%) and cropland (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Versoix 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 Versoix.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Versoix 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 Versoix is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Versoix and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aéroport Genève-Cointrin (93%, 7 kilometers, southwest); Sion (2.0%, 89 kilometers, east); Neuchatel (1.7%, 100 kilometers, northeast); Dole–Jura Airport (1.6%, 101 kilometers, northwest); and Besançon – La Vèze Aerodrome (1.5%, 108 kilometers, north).
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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .