Average Weather in March in Monte Carasso Switzerland
Daily low temperatures increase by 8°F, from 30°F to 38°F, rarely falling below 23°F or exceeding 44°F.
For reference, on July 25, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Monte Carasso typically range from 59°F to 77°F, while on January 12, the coldest day of the year, they range from 25°F to 38°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 Monte Carasso experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 46% to 53%.
The clearest day of the month is March 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 54% of the time.
For reference, on May 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 59%, while on July 25, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 68%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Monte Carasso, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 18% and ending it at 29%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 43% on May 26, and its lowest chance is 17% on March 5.
Over the course of March in Monte Carasso, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 13% to 27%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 2% throughout, 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 Monte Carasso is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 1.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.1 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 2.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.1 inches or falls below 0.4 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 Monte Carasso is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.9 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in Monte Carasso, 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, 38 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 17 seconds, and weekly increase of 22 minutes, 58 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 7 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 Monte Carasso is 6:17 AM on March 25 and the latest sunrise is 58 minutes later at 7:15 AM on March 26.
The earliest sunset is 6:10 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 41 minutes later at 7:51 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00 AM on March 26, 2017, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:32 AM and sets 15 hours, 47 minutes later, at 9:19 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:03 AM and sets 8 hours, 37 minutes later, at 4:40 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Monte Carasso is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 26, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 8% of the time, while on October 2, 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 Monte Carasso is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 4.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 31, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.4 miles per hour, while on August 11, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.4 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during March is 4.4 miles per hour on March 31.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Monte Carasso typically lasts for 6.9 months (211 days), from around April 5 to around November 2, rarely starting before March 15 or after April 24, and rarely ending before October 16 or after November 21.
The month of March in Monte Carasso 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 1% to 38% 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 Monte Carasso are essentially constant during March, remaining within 15°F of 19°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Monte Carasso is increasing during March, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 3.5 kWh to 4.7 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 Monte Carasso are 46.186 deg latitude, 8.999 deg longitude, and 1,860 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Monte Carasso contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 4,370 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,543 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,222 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (13,550 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Monte Carasso is covered by trees (53%) and artificial surfaces (36%), within 10 miles by trees (63%) and grassland (11%), and within 50 miles by trees (40%) and grassland (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Monte Carasso 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 Monte Carasso.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Monte Carasso 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 Monte Carasso is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Monte Carasso and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Locarno Airport (82%, 9 kilometers, west); Resia Pass (8%, 136 kilometers, northeast); and Hohenems-Dornbirn Airport (10%, 150 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .