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Tag Archives: March
Provisional full-month statistics show that East Anglia and South East & Central Southern England have had their equal mildest March since records began in 1910, and for the UK as a whole it was provisionally the 5th equal warmest March … Continue reading
Provisional figures up until 28 March show that most of England has had a wetter than average March but parts of Scotland have been much drier than average. In this topsy-turvy set up, figures also show that the north of … Continue reading
The statistics for 1-15 March show that temperatures across England were generally below average, by more than 2 °C for eastern parts. Continue reading
Following the sunniest winter in records dating back to 1929, March has continued the trend with above average sunshine hours according to early Met Office statistics. Up to the 29th of the month, there had been 115.0 hours of sunshine … Continue reading
Warmer, drier weather is on the way for parts of the country. As we move through the week a north–south divide develops across the UK with Scotland, Northern Ireland, northern England and parts of Wales being changeable and windy. However … Continue reading
Provisional full-month Met Office figures for March confirm it has been an exceptionally cold month, with a UK mean temperature of 2.2 °C. This is 3.3 °C below the 1981-2010 long-term average for the month, and ranks this March as … Continue reading
This March is set to be the coldest since 1962 in the UK in the national record dating back to 1910, according to provisional Met Office statistics. From 1 to 26 March the UK mean temperature was 2.5 °C, which is … Continue reading
We’ve had some very mild conditions this week with welcome sunshine pushing temperatures into the high teens. However, in a classic spring swing, colder weather is on the way as we head into the weekend. By Saturday, we will see … Continue reading
For statistical and historical reporting purposes, in meteorology, spring begins on the 1 March and ends on the 31 May. For many people though, spring begins on the date of the spring equinox, 20 March. Although spring can be determined … Continue reading