Average Weather in March in Mhlume Swaziland
Daily high temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 84°F to 82°F, rarely falling below 75°F or exceeding 90°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 68°F to 66°F, rarely falling below 61°F or exceeding 72°F.
For reference, on January 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Mhlume typically range from 69°F to 85°F, while on July 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 55°F to 74°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 Mhlume experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 23% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is March 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 79% of the time.
For reference, on December 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 43%, while on July 24, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 93%.
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 Mhlume, the chance of a wet day over the course of March is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 37% and ending it at 26%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 49% on December 18, and its lowest chance is 3% on July 9.
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 Mhlume is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 3.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.0 inches or falls below 0.9 inches, and ending the month at 2.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.1 inches or falls below 0.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Mhlume, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 46 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 32 seconds, and weekly decrease of 10 minutes, 47 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 31, with 11 hours, 50 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 1, with 12 hours, 37 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Mhlume is 5:46 AM on March 1 and the latest sunrise is 15 minutes later at 6:01 AM on March 31.
The latest sunset is 6:22 PM on March 1 and the earliest sunset is 31 minutes earlier at 5:51 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Mhlume during 2021.
For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 4:57 AM and sets 13 hours, 46 minutes later, at 6:43 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:39 AM and sets 10 hours, 31 minutes later, at 5:09 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 Mhlume is very rapidly decreasing during March, falling from 66% to 40% over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 11, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 73% of the time, while on July 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 Mhlume is gradually decreasing during March, decreasing from 8.1 miles per hour to 7.5 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on September 25, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.7 miles per hour, while on April 27, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in March
The hourly average wind direction in Mhlume throughout March is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 40% on March 3.
Wind Direction in March
Temperatures in Mhlume 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 Mhlume are rapidly increasing during March, increasing by 709°F, from 5,044°F to 5,753°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Mhlume is decreasing during March, falling by 1.1 kWh, from 6.8 kWh to 5.7 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 Mhlume are -26.033 deg latitude, 31.850 deg longitude, and 846 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Mhlume contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 794 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 906 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,057 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,178 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Mhlume is covered by cropland (92%), within 10 miles by cropland (57%) and shrubs (28%), and within 50 miles by cropland (26%) and shrubs (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Mhlume, 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, Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Mhlume.
At a distance of 104 kilometers from Mhlume, 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 Mhlume 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 airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .