Average Weather in March in Le Châtelard Switzerland
Daily high temperatures increase by 9°F, from 46°F to 56°F, rarely falling below 37°F or exceeding 68°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 32°F to 39°F, rarely falling below 24°F or exceeding 46°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Le Châtelard typically range from 59°F to 78°F, while on January 19, the coldest day of the year, they range from 29°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 Le Châtelard 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 52% on March 1.
The clearest day of the month is March 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 48% of the time.
For reference, on May 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 61%, 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 Le Châtelard, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 28% and ending it at 34%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 43% on May 27, and its lowest chance is 27% on March 3.
Over the course of March in Le Châtelard, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 25% to 33%, 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 Le Châtelard 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 Le Châtelard, 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, 19 seconds, and weekly increase of 23 minutes, 11 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 Le Châtelard 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 6:18 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 42 minutes later at 7:59 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 5:39 AM and sets 15 hours, 49 minutes later, at 9:28 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:12 AM and sets 8 hours, 35 minutes later, at 4:47 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Le Châtelard is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 27, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time, while on October 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 Le Châtelard is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.7 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 14, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.8 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.8 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during March is 5.8 miles per hour on March 14.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Le Châtelard typically lasts for 7.3 months (224 days), from around March 30 to around November 9, rarely starting before March 8 or after April 21, and rarely ending before October 20 or after December 3.
During March in Le Châtelard, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is rapidly increasing rising from 4% to 52% 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 Le Châtelard are gradually increasing during March, increasing by 40°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 Le Châtelard is increasing during March, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 3.3 kWh to 4.6 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 Châtelard are 46.445 deg latitude, 6.899 deg longitude, and 1,572 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Le Châtelard contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,674 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,797 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,657 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (14,610 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Le Châtelard is covered by artificial surfaces (36%), water (26%), trees (20%), and grassland (10%), within 10 miles by trees (33%) and grassland (20%), and within 50 miles by trees (33%) and grassland (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Le Châtelard 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 Le Châtelard.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Le Châtelard 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 Châtelard is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Le Châtelard and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Sion (40%, 41 kilometers, southeast); Neuchatel (22%, 62 kilometers, north); Aéroport Genève-Cointrin (20%, 65 kilometers, west); and Bern-Belp Airport (18%, 69 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .