Average Weather in March in Sortavala Russia
Daily high temperatures increase by 11°F, from 27°F to 38°F, rarely falling below 14°F or exceeding 46°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 10°F, from 13°F to 23°F, rarely falling below -6°F or exceeding 34°F.
For reference, on July 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Sortavala typically range from 55°F to 72°F, while on February 4, the coldest day of the year, they range from 8°F to 21°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 Sortavala experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 80% to 70%.
The clearest day of the month is March 29, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 30% of the time.
For reference, on December 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 86%, while on July 19, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 56%.
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 Sortavala, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is gradually increasing, starting the month at 20% and ending it at 22%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 36% on August 13, and its lowest chance is 19% on February 23.
Over the course of March in Sortavala, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 6% to 14%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 4% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 11% to 4%.
Probability of Precipitation in March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Sortavala is gradually increasing, starting the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.0 inches, and ending the month at 0.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.6 inches or falls below 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall 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 Sortavala is essentially constant, remaining about 0.5 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.1 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in March
Over the course of March in Sortavala, 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 2 hours, 56 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 5 minutes, 52 seconds, and weekly increase of 41 minutes, 7 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 10 hours, 21 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 13 hours, 17 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The latest sunrise of the month in Sortavala is 7:59 AM on March 1 and the earliest sunrise is 1 hour, 36 minutes earlier at 6:23 AM on March 31.
The earliest sunset is 6:20 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 20 minutes later at 7:40 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Sortavala during 2018.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 3:10 AM and sets 19 hours, 37 minutes later, at 10:47 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 10:17 AM and sets 5 hours, 16 minutes later, at 3:32 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Sortavala is essentially constant during March, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 26, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 4% of the time, while on September 19, 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 Sortavala is gradually increasing during March, increasing from 7.6 miles per hour to 8.1 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 5, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.3 miles per hour, while on July 22, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
The growing season in Sortavala typically lasts for 4.3 months (133 days), from around May 18 to around September 28, rarely starting before April 29 or after June 8, and rarely ending before September 4 or after October 22.
The month of March in Sortavala 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 Sortavala are essentially constant during March, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Sortavala is increasing during March, rising by 1.4 kWh, from 1.3 kWh to 2.7 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 Sortavala are 61.712 deg latitude, 30.710 deg longitude, and 56 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Sortavala contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 292 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 62 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (617 feet). Within 50 miles also contains significant variations in elevation (728 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Sortavala is covered by trees (51%), water (26%), and herbaceous vegetation (11%), within 10 miles by trees (65%) and water (31%), and within 50 miles by trees (61%) and water (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Sortavala 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 are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Sortavala.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Sortavala 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 Sortavala is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Sortavala and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .