Average Weather in March in Oriental de Zapata Mexico
Daily high temperatures increase by 3°F, from 73°F to 76°F, rarely falling below 65°F or exceeding 82°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 45°F to 48°F, rarely falling below 38°F or exceeding 54°F.
For reference, on April 25, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Oriental de Zapata typically range from 51°F to 77°F, while on January 13, the coldest day of the year, they range from 40°F to 68°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
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The month of March in Oriental de Zapata experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 35% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is March 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 67% of the time.
For reference, on September 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 86%, while on February 24, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Oriental de Zapata, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is gradually increasing, starting the month at 9% and ending it at 11%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 78% on July 3, and its lowest chance is 5% on December 25.
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 Oriental de Zapata is essentially constant, remaining about 0.5 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Oriental de Zapata, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 34 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 8 seconds, and weekly increase of 7 minutes, 59 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 46 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 20 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The latest sunrise of the month in Oriental de Zapata is 6:55 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 25 minutes earlier at 6:30 AM on March 31.
The earliest sunset is 6:41 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 9 minutes later at 6:50 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Oriental de Zapata during 2020, but it neither starts nor ends during March, so the entire month is in standard time.
For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:57 AM and sets 13 hours, 21 minutes later, at 8:18 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:06 AM and sets 10 hours, 55 minutes later, at 6:02 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for March 2020. 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
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 Oriental de Zapata is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in March
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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 Oriental de Zapata is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 6.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on June 13, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.1 miles per hour, while on November 30, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.6 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during March is 6.9 miles per hour on March 12.
Average Wind Speed in March
The hourly average wind direction in Oriental de Zapata throughout March is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 30% on March 25.
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).
The growing season in Oriental de Zapata typically lasts for 11 months (341 days), from around January 21 to around December 27, rarely starting after March 9, or ending before October 31.
The month of March in Oriental de Zapata is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season increasing from 84% to 99% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March
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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 Oriental de Zapata are increasing during March, increasing by 314°F, from 406°F to 720°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 Oriental de Zapata is gradually increasing during March, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 6.6 kWh to 7.2 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 Oriental de Zapata are 19.985 deg latitude, -99.032 deg longitude, and 7,766 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Oriental de Zapata contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 991 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 7,854 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,936 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (10,505 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Oriental de Zapata is covered by grassland (53%) and artificial surfaces (38%), within 10 miles by grassland (37%) and shrubs (24%), and within 50 miles by cropland (29%) and shrubs (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Oriental de Zapata, 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 Oriental de Zapata.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Oriental de Zapata 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 Oriental de Zapata is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Oriental de Zapata and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Benito Juárez International Airport (48%, 61 kilometers, south); Tulancingo (39%, 70 kilometers, east); and Querétaro Intercontinental Airport (13%, 140 kilometers, northwest).
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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