Average Weather in March in Disentis Switzerland
Daily high temperatures increase by 8°F, from 32°F to 40°F, rarely falling below 23°F or exceeding 49°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 8°F, from 18°F to 25°F, rarely falling below 8°F or exceeding 33°F.
For reference, on July 30, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Disentis typically range from 47°F to 64°F, while on January 12, the coldest day of the year, they range from 15°F to 27°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 Disentis experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 51% to 56%.
The clearest day of the month is March 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 49% of the time.
For reference, on May 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 63%, while on July 30, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 59%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Disentis, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 26% and ending it at 35%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 51% on June 12, and its lowest chance is 26% on March 3.
Over the course of March in Disentis, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 2% to 11%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain increases from 5% to 14%, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 18% to 10%.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Disentis is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.2 inches, and ending the month at 1.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.9 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 Disentis is essentially constant, remaining about 1.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 2.8 inches or falling below 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in Disentis, 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, 21 seconds, and weekly increase of 23 minutes, 24 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 5 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 Disentis 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, 42 minutes later at 7:52 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 5:30 AM and sets 15 hours, 51 minutes later, at 9:22 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:06 AM and sets 8 hours, 33 minutes later, at 4:39 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Disentis is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 13, 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 Disentis is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 4.5 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 10, 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 4.6 miles per hour on March 31.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Disentis typically lasts for 4.2 months (129 days), from around May 22 to around September 29, rarely starting before May 3 or after June 11, and rarely ending before September 5 or after October 19.
The month of March in Disentis is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March
The average accumulated growing degree days in Disentis are essentially constant during March, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Disentis 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 Disentis are 46.703 deg latitude, 8.851 deg longitude, and 5,600 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Disentis contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 4,685 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,047 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,102 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (13,268 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Disentis is covered by trees (50%) and grassland (39%), within 10 miles by bare soil (28%) and grassland (27%), and within 50 miles by trees (34%) and grassland (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Disentis 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Disentis.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Disentis 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 Disentis is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Disentis and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Buochs Airport (28%, 45 kilometers, northwest); Locarno Airport (21%, 59 kilometers, south); St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport (20%, 102 kilometers, northeast); and Resia Pass (30%, 127 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .