Average Weather in March in Minusio Switzerland
Daily high temperatures increase by 8°F, from 50°F to 58°F, rarely falling below 40°F or exceeding 67°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 8°F, from 32°F to 40°F, rarely falling below 26°F or exceeding 46°F.
For reference, on July 26, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Minusio typically range from 61°F to 80°F, while on January 12, the coldest day of the year, they range from 27°F to 40°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 Minusio experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 45% to 52%.
The clearest day of the month is March 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 55% 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 21, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 69%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Minusio, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 19% and ending it at 29%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 43% on June 2, and its lowest chance is 18% on March 5.
Over the course of March in Minusio, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 16% to 28%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 3% to 1%, 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 Minusio is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 1.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.3 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 2.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.3 inches or falls below 0.5 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 Minusio is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.4 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in Minusio, 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, 57 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, 45 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Minusio is 6:20 AM on March 24 and the latest sunrise is 58 minutes later at 7:18 AM on March 25.
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 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 5:33 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 8:04 AM and sets 8 hours, 37 minutes later, at 4:41 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Minusio is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 26, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 18% of the time, while on October 12, 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 Minusio is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 4.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 31, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.6 miles per hour, while on August 11, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.5 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during March is 4.6 miles per hour on March 31.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Minusio typically lasts for 7.4 months (226 days), from around March 25 to around November 6, rarely starting before March 4 or after April 18, and rarely ending before October 18 or after November 26.
During March in Minusio, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 7% to 62% 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 Minusio are gradually increasing during March, increasing by 53°F, from 9°F to 62°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Minusio 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 Minusio are 46.178 deg latitude, 8.815 deg longitude, and 942 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Minusio contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 4,741 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,627 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,500 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (14,698 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Minusio is covered by trees (42%), artificial surfaces (32%), and water (21%), within 10 miles by trees (63%), and within 50 miles by trees (40%) and grassland (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Minusio 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 Minusio.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Minusio 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 Minusio is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Minusio and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .