Average Weather in March in Matmata Tunisia
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 63°F to 70°F, rarely falling below 55°F or exceeding 81°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 44°F to 49°F, rarely falling below 37°F or exceeding 56°F.
For reference, on August 6, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Matmata typically range from 71°F to 92°F, while on January 11, the coldest day of the year, they range from 39°F to 57°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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Auburn, Alabama, United States (5,301 miles away) and Sangaree, South Carolina, United States (5,018 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Matmata (view comparison).
The month of March in Matmata experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 28% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is March 29, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 73% of the time.
For reference, on October 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 36%, while on July 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 98%.
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 Matmata, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is essentially constant, remaining around 7% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 10% on September 27, and its lowest chance is 0% on July 15.
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 Matmata is essentially constant, remaining about 0.5 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.3 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 0.6 inches on March 11.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Matmata, 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, 2 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 5 seconds, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 35 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 28 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 31 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The latest sunrise of the month in Matmata is 6:48 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 39 minutes earlier at 6:09 AM on March 31.
The earliest sunset is 6:16 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 23 minutes later at 6:39 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Matmata during 2021.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:10 AM and sets 14 hours, 23 minutes later, at 7:33 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:20 AM and sets 9 hours, 56 minutes later, at 5:16 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight 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 Matmata is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 25, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 40% 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
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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 Matmata is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 10.3 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on June 8, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.6 miles per hour, while on October 21, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.7 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during March is 10.1 miles per hour on March 19.
Average Wind Speed in March
The wind direction in Matmata during March is predominantly out of the west from March 1 to March 17 and the east from March 17 to March 31.
Wind Direction in March
Matmata is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Matmata is gradually increasing during March, rising by 3°F, from 58°F to 61°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature 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 Matmata typically lasts for 11 months (338 days), from around January 27 to around December 31, rarely starting after February 28, or ending before December 6.
The month of March in Matmata is very likely fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually increasing from 91% 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 Matmata are increasing during March, increasing by 213°F, from 175°F to 388°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 Matmata is increasing during March, rising by 1.4 kWh, from 4.9 kWh to 6.3 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 Matmata are 33.544 deg latitude, 9.972 deg longitude, and 1,240 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Matmata contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 971 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,189 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,624 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,418 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Matmata is covered by bare soil (60%) and grassland (40%), within 10 miles by bare soil (58%) and grassland (38%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (53%) and water (15%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Matmata, 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 is only a single weather station, Gabes Old Military Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Matmata.
At a distance of 39 kilometers from Matmata, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Matmata according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
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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