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March Weather in Molde Norway

Daily high temperatures increase by 5°F, from 40°F to 44°F, rarely falling below 32°F or exceeding 51°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 29°F to 32°F, rarely falling below 19°F or exceeding 39°F.

For reference, on August 5, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Molde typically range from 53°F to 66°F, while on February 4, the coldest day of the year, they range from 28°F to 38°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in March in Molde

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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 in Molde

Average Hourly Temperature in March in Molde18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMFebAprvery coldcoldfreezing
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Wrangell, Alaska, United States (3,924 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Molde (view comparison).

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Clouds

The month of March in Molde experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 74% to 69%.

The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 31% of the time.

For reference, on January 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 79%, while on May 12, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 45%.

Cloud Cover Categories in March in Molde

Cloud Cover Categories in March in Molde1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FebAprMar 126%Mar 126%Mar 3131%Mar 3131%Mar 1126%Mar 1126%Mar 2129%Mar 2129%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Molde, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 52% and ending it at 45%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 58% on December 16, and its lowest chance is 35% on May 4.

Over the course of March in Molde, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 30% to 33%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 17% to 11%, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 5% to 1%.

Probability of Precipitation in March in Molde

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The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Molde is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 4.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.8 inches or falls below 1.5 inches, and ending the month at 3.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.3 inches or falls below 1.3 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in March in Molde

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

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 Molde is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 1.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.2 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.2 inches.

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March in Molde

The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

Over the course of March in Molde, the length of the day is very rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 3 hours, 4 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 6 minutes, 8 seconds, and weekly increase of 42 minutes, 59 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 10 hours, 18 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 13 hours, 22 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March in Molde

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March in Molde1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrFebAprMar 2012 hr, 9 minMar 2012 hr, 9 minnightnightdaydayMar 110 hr, 18 minMar 110 hr, 18 min
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the month in Molde is 7:35 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 1 hour, 27 minutes earlier at 6:08 AM on March 27.

The earliest sunset is 5:53 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 24 minutes later at 8:17 PM on March 31.

Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00 AM on March 28, 2021, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 3:28 AM and sets 20 hours, 9 minutes later, at 11:37 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 10:04 AM and sets 4 hours, 50 minutes later, at 2:54 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March in Molde

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March in Molde1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031312 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMFebApr6:08 AM6:08 AMMar 277:06 PMMar 277:06 PM7:35 AM7:35 AMMar 15:53 PMMar 15:53 PM7:02 AM7:02 AMMar 116:21 PMMar 116:21 PMMar 28DSTMar 28DSTSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of March. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for March 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in March in Molde

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in March in Molde18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMFebAprFeb 118:06 PMFeb 118:06 PMFeb 279:18 AMFeb 279:18 AMMar 1311:22 AMMar 1311:22 AMMar 288:49 PMMar 288:49 PMApr 124:31 AMApr 124:31 AMApr 275:32 AMApr 275:32 AM9:26 AM9:26 AM3:58 PM3:58 PM3:55 PM3:55 PM8:36 AM8:36 AM7:46 AM7:46 AM6:14 PM6:14 PM7:31 PM7:31 PM7:50 AM7:50 AM6:57 AM6:57 AM9:13 PM9:13 PM8:22 PM8:22 PM6:03 AM6:03 AM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in Molde is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on July 26, 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 in Molde

dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Molde is decreasing during March, decreasing from 10.5 miles per hour to 9.0 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on January 21, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.5 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in March in Molde

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in Molde throughout March is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 55% on March 1.

Wind Direction in March in Molde

Wind Direction in March in Molde1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%FebAprwestsouthnortheast
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Molde is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average surface water temperature in Molde is essentially constant during March, remaining around 42°F throughout.

The lowest average surface water temperature during March is 42°F on March 19.

Average Water Temperature in March in Molde

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Molde typically lasts for 5.9 months (178 days), from around April 26 to around October 21, rarely starting before April 3 or after May 16, and rarely ending before October 1 or after November 14.

The month of March in Molde is very likely fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually increasing from 0% to 7% over the course of the month.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March in Molde

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March in Molde1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%FebAprMar 10%Mar 10%Mar 317%Mar 317%Mar 110%Mar 110%Mar 212%Mar 212%50%Apr 2650%Apr 260%Feb 40%Feb 4freezingvery coldcoldcool
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in Molde are essentially constant during March, remaining around 1°F throughout.

Growing Degree Days in March in Molde

Growing Degree Days in March in Molde1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310.0°F0.0°F0.5°F0.5°F1.0°F1.0°F1.5°F1.5°F2.0°F2.0°F2.5°F2.5°F3.0°F3.0°F3.5°F3.5°FFebAprMar 10°FMar 10°FMar 311°FMar 311°FMar 110°FMar 110°FMar 211°FMar 211°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of March, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Molde is increasing during March, rising by 1.4 kWh, from 1.1 kWh to 2.5 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March in Molde

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Molde are 62.738 deg latitude, 7.159 deg longitude, and 52 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Molde contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,683 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 351 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,150 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,496 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Molde is covered by water (38%), trees (26%), and artificial surfaces (21%), within 10 miles by water (45%) and trees (30%), and within 50 miles by water (48%) and trees (17%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Molde, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Molde.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Molde 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 Molde is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Molde and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Molde Airport, Årø (ENML, 97%, 5.4 kilometers, east) and Ålesund Airport, Vigra (ENAL, 2.9%, 57 kilometers, west).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

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.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

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