Average Weather in March in Gjoa Haven Canada
Daily high temperatures increase by 12°F, from -16°F to -4°F, rarely falling below -30°F or exceeding 13°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 10°F, from -28°F to -17°F, rarely falling below -40°F or exceeding -4°F.
For reference, on July 20, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Gjoa Haven typically range from 42°F to 56°F, while on February 5, the coldest day of the year, they range from -29°F to -18°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 Gjoa Haven experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 98% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 4% of the time.
For reference, on February 23, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 99%, while on June 12, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 39%.
Cloud Cover Categories in March
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Gjoa Haven, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is essentially constant, remaining around 3% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 20% on August 25, and its lowest chance is 1% on February 3.
Probability of Precipitation in March
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during March in Gjoa Haven is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Due to its extreme latitude, Gjoa Haven experiences polar day (also known as the midnight Sun) during the summer and polar night during the winter. These are periods of time in which the sun is continuously above or below the horizon for more than one day. The precise start and end dates of polar day and night vary from year to year and depend on the precise location and elevation of the observer, and the local topography.
Neither polar day nor polar night occur during the month of March.
Over the course of March in Gjoa Haven, the length of the day is very rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 4 hours, 4 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 8 minutes, 8 seconds, and weekly increase of 56 minutes, 53 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 9 hours, 44 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 13 hours, 48 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The latest sunrise of the month in Gjoa Haven is 7:01 AM on March 11 and the earliest sunrise is 1 hour, 27 minutes earlier at 5:34 AM on March 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:28 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 54 minutes later at 7:22 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00 AM on March 11, 2018, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Gjoa Haven is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 26, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% 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
The average hourly wind speed in Gjoa Haven is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.3 miles per hour of 12.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on October 6, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.9 miles per hour, while on July 12, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
Gjoa Haven 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 Gjoa Haven is essentially constant during March, remaining around 29°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in March
The growing season in Gjoa Haven typically lasts for 2.1 months (63 days), from around June 23 to around August 25, rarely starting before June 8 or after July 12, and rarely ending before August 4 or after September 11.
The month of March in Gjoa Haven is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March
The average accumulated growing degree days in Gjoa Haven are essentially constant during March, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Gjoa Haven is rapidly increasing during March, rising by 1.6 kWh, from 0.7 kWh to 2.3 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 Gjoa Haven are 68.626 deg latitude, -95.878 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Gjoa Haven contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 197 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 45 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (200 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (459 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Gjoa Haven is covered by water (36%), sparse vegetation (35%), and bare soil (28%), within 10 miles by water (60%) and sparse vegetation (22%), and within 50 miles by water (56%) and sparse vegetation (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Gjoa Haven 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, Gjoa Haven Climate, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Gjoa Haven.
At a distance of 1 kilometer from Gjoa Haven, 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 Gjoa Haven 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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .