Average Weather in March in Mansa Zambia
Daily high temperatures are around 79°F, rarely falling below 75°F or exceeding 82°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 63°F, rarely falling below 60°F or exceeding 66°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 64°F on March 13.
For reference, on October 17, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Mansa typically range from 67°F to 93°F, while on July 4, the coldest day of the year, they range from 51°F to 77°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 Mansa experiences rapidly decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 77% to 61%.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 39% of the time.
For reference, on January 18, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 86%, while on June 26, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 87%.
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 Mansa, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 74% and ending it at 47%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 81% on January 16, and its lowest chance is -0% on July 4.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Mansa is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 6.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 9.6 inches or falls below 3.7 inches, and ending the month at 3.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.6 inches or falls below 1.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Mansa, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 19 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 38 seconds, and weekly decrease of 4 minutes, 23 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 31, with 12 hours, 0 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 1, with 12 hours, 19 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Mansa is 6:07 AM on March 1 and the latest sunrise is 1 minute, 13 seconds later at 6:08 AM on March 31.
The latest sunset is 6:25 PM on March 1 and the earliest sunset is 18 minutes earlier at 6:08 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Mansa during 2021.
For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:38 AM and sets 12 hours, 47 minutes later, at 6:26 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:22 AM and sets 11 hours, 28 minutes later, at 5:50 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
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Mansa is decreasing during March, falling from 47% to 38% over the course of the month.
The highest chance of a muggy day during March is 49% on March 14.
For reference, on March 14, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 49% of the time, while on June 8, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% 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 Mansa is rapidly increasing during March, increasing from 5.6 miles per hour to 7.7 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on September 9, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.5 miles per hour, while on February 20, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
The hourly average wind direction in Mansa throughout March is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 82% on March 31.
Wind Direction in March
Temperatures in Mansa 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
The average accumulated growing degree days in Mansa are rapidly increasing during March, increasing by 608°F, from 5,209°F to 5,818°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Mansa is gradually increasing during March, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 5.4 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 Mansa are -11.200 deg latitude, 28.894 deg longitude, and 3,990 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Mansa contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 210 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,969 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (528 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,542 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Mansa is covered by cropland (85%) and grassland (15%), within 10 miles by cropland (43%) and shrubs (39%), and within 50 miles by trees (73%) and shrubs (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Mansa, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Mansa is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.
The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Mansa, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .