Tag Archives: March

Topsy-turvy spell for the first month of Spring

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

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A chilly and wet start to March for some

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

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March continues sunny theme for UK

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

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Spring has sprung

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

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March is joint second coldest on record

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

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Met Office figures show we are on course for coldest March in over 50 years

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

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Spring swing brings colder weather and snow

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

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The start of the meteorological spring

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

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Third warmest March

Despite the current cold and snowy weather, March 2012 was the third warmest in records dating back to 1910 and the warmest since 1957. High pressure was in charge for most of the month giving very settled and often sunny … Continue reading

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Why is it so warm?

The last few days have been unseasonably warm but why is this happening so early in the year? The answer lies largely in the air flow directly above the United Kingdom but more importantly where that air has come from. … Continue reading

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