Average Weather in March in Dutsen Wai Nigeria
Daily high temperatures increase by 3°F, from 94°F to 97°F, rarely falling below 88°F or exceeding 101°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 64°F to 69°F, rarely falling below 57°F or exceeding 73°F.
For reference, on March 31, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Dutsen Wai typically range from 69°F to 97°F, while on December 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 54°F to 85°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 Dutsen Wai experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 58% to 69%.
The clearest day of the month is March 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 42% of the time.
For reference, on May 7, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 80%, while on January 5, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 63%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Dutsen Wai, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is increasing, starting the month at 2% and ending it at 7%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 86% on August 18, and its lowest chance is 0% on January 15.
Probability of Precipitation in March
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 Dutsen Wai is increasing, starting the month at 0.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.2 inches or falls below -0.0 inches, and ending the month at 0.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Dutsen Wai, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 18 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 36 seconds, and weekly increase of 4 minutes, 12 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 55 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 13 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The latest sunrise of the month in Dutsen Wai is 6:42 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 17 minutes earlier at 6:24 AM on March 31.
The earliest sunset is 6:37 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 51 seconds later at 6:38 PM on March 26.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Dutsen Wai during 2018.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:06 AM and sets 12 hours, 46 minutes later, at 6:51 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:40 AM and sets 11 hours, 29 minutes later, at 6:09 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in March
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 Dutsen Wai is rapidly increasing during March, rising from 3% to 16% over the course of the month.
For reference, on August 13, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 99% of the time, while on December 31, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in March
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 Dutsen Wai is gradually decreasing during March, decreasing from 9.2 miles per hour to 8.3 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 22, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.0 miles per hour, while on September 13, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
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).
Temperatures in Dutsen Wai are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March
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 Dutsen Wai are rapidly increasing during March, increasing by 820°F, from 1,234°F to 2,054°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
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 Dutsen Wai is essentially constant during March, remaining around 6.3 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Dutsen Wai are 10.850 deg latitude, 8.199 deg longitude, and 2,274 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Dutsen Wai contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 476 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,289 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (692 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,526 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Dutsen Wai is covered by cropland (77%), within 10 miles by cropland (70%) and grassland (12%), and within 50 miles by cropland (69%) and shrubs (14%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Dutsen Wai year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Dutsen Wai is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.
The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Dutsen Wai, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
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 aiports 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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