Average Weather in March in Bottens Switzerland
Daily high temperatures increase by 9°F, from 43°F to 52°F, rarely falling below 33°F or exceeding 64°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 31°F to 37°F, rarely falling below 22°F or exceeding 44°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Bottens typically range from 57°F to 75°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 27°F to 36°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 Bottens 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 59%, while on July 21, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 65%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Bottens, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is increasing, starting the month at 28% and ending it at 33%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 44% on May 26, and its lowest chance is 27% on March 3.
Over the course of March in Bottens, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 22% to 31%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 4% to 1%, 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 Bottens is gradually increasing, starting the month at 2.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.0 inches or falls below 0.6 inches, and ending the month at 2.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.3 inches or falls below 0.9 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 Bottens is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.7 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in Bottens, 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, 20 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 Bottens 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 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 5:39 AM and sets 15 hours, 51 minutes later, at 9:30 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:14 AM and sets 8 hours, 34 minutes later, at 4:48 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Bottens is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 25, 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 Bottens is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.1 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 14, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.2 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.7 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during March is 7.2 miles per hour on March 14.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Bottens typically lasts for 6.8 months (207 days), from around April 9 to around November 1, rarely starting before March 21 or after April 29, and rarely ending before October 12 or after November 25.
The month of March in Bottens 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 0% to 28% 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 Bottens are essentially constant during March, remaining within 11°F of 13°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Bottens is increasing during March, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 3.1 kWh to 4.4 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 Bottens are 46.616 deg latitude, 6.661 deg longitude, and 2,346 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Bottens contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 866 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,391 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,919 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (12,703 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Bottens is covered by cropland (63%) and trees (30%), within 10 miles by cropland (61%) and trees (21%), and within 50 miles by trees (38%) and cropland (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Bottens 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Bottens.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Bottens 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 Bottens is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Bottens and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Neuchatel (42%, 48 kilometers, northeast); Aéroport Genève-Cointrin (30%, 60 kilometers, southwest); and Sion (27%, 67 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .