Average Weather in March in Le Chenit Switzerland
Daily high temperatures increase by 8°F, from 37°F to 45°F, rarely falling below 27°F or exceeding 57°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 24°F to 30°F, rarely falling below 15°F or exceeding 38°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Le Chenit typically range from 50°F to 68°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 21°F to 31°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 Le Chenit experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 54% 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 November 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60%, while on July 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 66%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Le Chenit, 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 42% on May 25, and its lowest chance is 27% on March 3.
Over the course of March in Le Chenit, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 10% to 19%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 8% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 9% to 4%.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Le Chenit is increasing, starting the month at 1.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.3 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 2.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.1 inches or falls below 0.6 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 Le Chenit is decreasing, starting the month at 1.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.3 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 0.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.6 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in Le Chenit, 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, 40 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 20 seconds, and weekly increase of 23 minutes, 18 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, 46 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Le Chenit 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, 42 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 5:41 AM and sets 15 hours, 50 minutes later, at 9:32 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:16 AM and sets 8 hours, 34 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 Le Chenit 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
The average hourly wind speed in Le Chenit is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 8.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 3, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.3 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Le Chenit typically lasts for 5.0 months (154 days), from around May 10 to around October 11, rarely starting before April 18 or after June 3, and rarely ending before September 19 or after November 1.
The month of March in Le Chenit 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 Le Chenit are essentially constant during March, remaining within 3°F of 3°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Le Chenit is increasing during March, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 3.0 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 Le Chenit are 46.607 deg latitude, 6.231 deg longitude, and 4,042 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Le Chenit contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,348 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,752 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,802 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,036 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Le Chenit is covered by trees (50%), grassland (28%), and artificial surfaces (11%), within 10 miles by trees (64%) and cropland (17%), and within 50 miles by trees (41%) and cropland (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Le Chenit 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 Le Chenit.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Le Chenit 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 Le Chenit is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Le Chenit and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aéroport Genève-Cointrin (23%, 42 kilometers, south); Les Eplatures (33%, 68 kilometers, northeast); Besançon – La Vèze Aerodrome (15%, 74 kilometers, north); Dole–Jura Airport (13%, 78 kilometers, northwest); and Sion (15%, 94 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .