Average Weather in March in Veracruz Mexico
In Veracruz, the month of March is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 4°F, from 81°F to 85°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 93°F or dropping below 74°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 67°F to 70°F, rarely falling below 61°F or exceeding 74°F.
For reference, on May 26, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Veracruz typically range from 76°F to 90°F, while on January 18, the coldest day of the year, they range from 64°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 Veracruz experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 29% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 28% on March 11.
The clearest day of the month is March 11, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 72% of the time.
For reference, on September 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 85%, while on March 11, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 72%.
Cloud Cover in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Veracruz, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is gradually increasing, starting the month at 9% and ending it at 12%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 78% on September 2, and its lowest chance is 9% on March 1.
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 Veracruz is essentially constant, remaining about 0.6 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.4 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.5 inches on March 7.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Veracruz, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 33 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 5 seconds, and weekly increase of 7 minutes, 38 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 47 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 19 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The latest sunrise of the month in Veracruz is 6:43 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 25 minutes earlier at 6:19 AM on March 31.
The earliest sunset is 6:30 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 8 minutes later at 6:38 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Veracruz during 2017, 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 6:47 AM and sets 13 hours, 17 minutes later, at 8:05 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:53 AM and sets 10 hours, 59 minutes later, at 5:52 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time 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 Veracruz is rapidly increasing during March, rising from 64% to 82% over the course of the month.
For reference, on June 18, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on January 25, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 44% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in March
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 Veracruz is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.0 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on November 7, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.3 miles per hour, while on July 25, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
Veracruz 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 Veracruz is gradually increasing during March, rising by 2°F, from 74°F to 76°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature 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 Veracruz is gradually increasing during March, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 6.0 kWh to 6.7 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 Veracruz are 19.181 deg latitude, -96.143 deg longitude, and 39 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Veracruz contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 161 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 53 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (443 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (6,516 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Veracruz is covered by artificial surfaces (75%), water (13%), and bare soil (10%), within 10 miles by water (50%) and cropland (39%), and within 50 miles by cropland (49%) and water (47%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Veracruz 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 is only a single weather station, General Heriberto Jara International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Veracruz.
At a distance of 6 kilometers from Veracruz, 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 Veracruz 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 Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports 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.