Average Weather in March in Ciudad Valles Mexico
Daily high temperatures increase by 6°F, from 87°F to 93°F, rarely falling below 77°F or exceeding 104°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 63°F to 68°F, rarely falling below 55°F or exceeding 73°F.
For reference, on May 10, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Ciudad Valles typically range from 73°F to 97°F, while on January 7, the coldest day of the year, they range from 57°F to 78°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 Ciudad Valles experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 36% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is March 10, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 66% of the time.
For reference, on September 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 71%, while on May 16, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 68%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Ciudad Valles, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is essentially constant, remaining around 13% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 55% on September 14, and its lowest chance is 11% on March 17.
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 Ciudad Valles is gradually increasing, starting the month at 0.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.3 inches, and ending the month at 1.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.8 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.8 inches on March 7.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Ciudad Valles, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 38 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 16 seconds, and weekly increase of 8 minutes, 52 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 43 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 21 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The latest sunrise of the month in Ciudad Valles is 6:56 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 27 minutes earlier at 6:29 AM on March 31.
The earliest sunset is 6:40 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 11 minutes later at 6:50 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Ciudad Valles during 2021, but it neither starts nor ends during March, so the entire month is in standard time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:53 AM and sets 13 hours, 29 minutes later, at 8:22 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:10 AM and sets 10 hours, 48 minutes later, at 5:58 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for March 2021. 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 Ciudad Valles is rapidly increasing during March, rising from 16% to 34% over the course of the month.
For reference, on September 2, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 99% of the time, while on January 17, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 7% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in March
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
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 Ciudad Valles is gradually increasing during March, increasing from 6.3 miles per hour to 7.0 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 29, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.3 miles per hour, while on October 26, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
The hourly average wind direction in Ciudad Valles throughout March is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 60% on March 31.
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 Ciudad Valles 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 Ciudad Valles are rapidly increasing during March, increasing by 734°F, from 1,074°F to 1,808°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 Ciudad Valles is gradually increasing during March, rising by 0.8 kWh, from 5.7 kWh to 6.5 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 Ciudad Valles are 21.983 deg latitude, -99.017 deg longitude, and 279 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ciudad Valles contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 279 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 281 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,507 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (9,596 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ciudad Valles is covered by cropland (69%) and artificial surfaces (31%), within 10 miles by cropland (74%) and trees (25%), and within 50 miles by cropland (62%) and trees (31%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Ciudad Valles, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Ciudad Valles.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ciudad Valles 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 Ciudad Valles is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, in addition to a contribution from the MERRA-2 reconstruction, corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Ciudad Valles.
The station weights are proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ciudad Valles and a given station.
The weight assigned to the MERRA-2 value depends on the distance from Ciudad Valles to the nearest station, increasing from 0% at 150 kilometers to 100% at 200 kilometers. In this case, the MERRA-2 weight is 47%.
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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