Average Weather in March in Dilley Texas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 6°F, from 75°F to 81°F, rarely falling below 61°F or exceeding 90°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 52°F to 58°F, rarely falling below 39°F or exceeding 69°F.
For reference, on August 5, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Dilley typically range from 75°F to 98°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 44°F to 65°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 Dilley experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 38% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 63% of the time.
For reference, on January 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 45%, while on June 11, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 77%.
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 Dilley, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is essentially constant, remaining around 15% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 28% on May 22, and its lowest chance is 9% on December 14.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Dilley is essentially constant, remaining about 1.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 3.6 inches or falling below 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Dilley, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 52 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 43 seconds, and weekly increase of 12 minutes, 1 second.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 35 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 27 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Dilley is 6:48 AM on March 13 and the latest sunrise is 59 minutes later at 7:47 AM on March 14.
The earliest sunset is 6:36 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 18 minutes later at 7:54 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00 AM on March 14, 2021, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:39 AM and sets 13 hours, 58 minutes later, at 8:37 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:25 AM and sets 10 hours, 19 minutes later, at 5:44 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
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Dilley is rapidly increasing during March, rising from 4% to 17% over the course of the month.
For reference, on June 28, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 84% of the time, while on January 20, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in March
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Dilley is gradually increasing during March, increasing from 9.5 miles per hour to 10.2 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on June 6, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.7 miles per hour, while on January 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
The hourly average wind direction in Dilley throughout March is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 39% on March 30.
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Dilley typically lasts for 10 months (307 days), from around February 6 to around December 9, rarely starting after March 14, or ending before November 19.
The month of March in Dilley is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season increasing from 79% to 98% 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 Dilley are rapidly increasing during March, increasing by 453°F, from 488°F to 941°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Dilley is increasing during March, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 5.0 kWh to 6.1 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 Dilley are 28.667 deg latitude, -99.171 deg longitude, and 558 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Dilley contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 102 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 534 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (282 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (948 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Dilley is covered by cropland (49%), grassland (28%), and shrubs (21%), within 10 miles by shrubs (49%) and cropland (31%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (63%) and grassland (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Dilley, 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Dilley.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Dilley 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 Dilley is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Dilley and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Cotulla–La Salle County Airport (59%, 24 kilometers, south); Pleasanton Municipal Airport (12%, 71 kilometers, northeast); Hondo Municipal Airport (10%, 77 kilometers, north); Castroville Municipal Airport (10%, 81 kilometers, north); and Garner Field Airport (9%, 82 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .