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  • Location: South Derbyshire nr. Burton on Trent, Midlands, UK: alt 262 feet
  • Weather Preferences: Extreme winter cold,heavy bowing snow,freezing fog.Summer 2012
  • Location: South Derbyshire nr. Burton on Trent, Midlands, UK: alt 262 feet

    Posting early on this penultimate day of March, as will be on holiday shortly.

    March 2007 Report.

    By Paul Carfoot.

    Early March continued with the very unsettled mild weather as in February.

    As the saying goes, the month entered like a lion here in Burton, on the 2nd strong SW winds swept the area, which also brought some heavy rain with a high total of 17mm being recorded by the 4th.

    With Atlantic low pressure being the main driving force of our weather, this unsettled weather continued until the 9th, although winds became a little lighter and there were some sunny interludes between the rain.

    Around the 10th, high pressure began to take control from the southwest, so the weather settled down and Burton enjoyed some pleasant sunny days with slightly above average temperatures, although under clear skies at night, a few slight frosts were noted.

    A major change took place on the 18th as pressure began to rise strongly to the west and north west, and with low pressure to the ne of Scotland, very cold, strong to gale force northerly winds from the Arctic swept the country, bringing snowfall to many areas, here in Burton there was a temporary blizzard on the afternoon of the 18th as a heavy hail shower turned to snow, this left a covering of around 3cm on the grass and deeper where it drifted.

    During the early hours of the 19th more snow arrived in Burton, which gave another covering on the grass, sheds and cars of around 3cm, but this quickly melted during the morning in the stronger March sunshine. The bright, crisp cold spell, with moderate frost at night continued until the 22nd.

    On the 23rd high pressure began building to the NE of the UK, here in Burton this brought mostly cloudy, damp and at times quite raw feeling conditions, as the north east wind was quite fresh at times. With generally cloudy skies, little in the way of frost was noted. This weather type continued until the 25th.

    The 26th saw a subtle change in the orientation of the high to the east; this had the effect of driving slightly drier air in to the country from the southeast, here in Burton the next couple of days were rather warm, sunny and pleasant, with a top temperature of 15.7c on the 26th.

    On The 29th, low pressure settled over northern France, this brought outbreaks of rain accompanied by a cool easterly wind to Burton, taking us to the end of the month.

    My Stats as they stand on the 30th March 2007.

    Average maximum temperature = 11.3c

    Average minimum temperature = 2.6c

    Mean temperature = 7.0c + 0.7c above the CET average.

    Warmest day on the 26th = 15.7c

    Coldest day on the 20h = 6.2c

    Warmest night on the 17th = 9c

    Coldest night on the 21st = -2.3c

    Ground Frosts = 15

    Air frost = 5

    Days of snow = 3

    Days of lying snow = 2

    Thunderstorms = 0

    Rainfall total = 31 mm

    Rain total this year = 138mm

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  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland
  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland

    Here are the weather facts from Great Asby for March.

    Average daily maximum 9.9º

    Highest daily maximum 15.4º (27th)

    Lowest daily maximum 4.6º (20th)

    Average daily minimum 2.0º

    Highest daily minimum 6.2º (11th)

    Lowest daily minimum -5.2º (21st)

    MEAN TEMPERATURE 6.0º (9yr local mean 5.2º)

    Total rainfall 75.8mm

    No of wet days (0.2mm & above) seventeen

    Wettest day 16.8mm (4th)

    Highest wind gust 54mph (6th)

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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield
  • Weather Preferences: Any Extreme
  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield


    1st 47mph gusts with heavy rain

    2nd to 3rd sunny calm wind

    4th stormy Atlantic had force 12 and here 46mph

    5th wet and windy 48mph gust

    6th to 7th sunny calm

    8th to 10th 30mph gust heavy rain sleet and hail

    11th to 14th sunny and breezy

    15th 16th rain 17mph gust

    17th calm and cold but then turned to rain and 30mph gusts

    18th 51mph with snow and north scotland 90mph with snow

    19th 43mph heavy snow

    20th heavy snow calm wind

    21st rain 12mph

    22nd to 28th sunny 11c calm wind

    29th cloudy 21mph gust

    30th to 31st 13c sunny breezy

    Rainfall 52.5mm

    March came in very stormy and has come out nice and calm and warm

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  • Location: Tonbridge, Kent
  • Location: Tonbridge, Kent

    MARCH 2007 - Rather mild, very sunny.

    A rather mild month but only the mildest March here since 2003. Daily high temperatures were rather above normal but, unusually, the second half of the month was cooler than the first with two short cool spells. The preponderance of clear night skies led to minimum temperatures around average. The monthly mean was only 0.2C higher than for January 2007.

    Rainfall total was almost exactly average with no particularly wet days. Snowfall was observed during wintry showers on the 19th but did not settle. Sunshine total was considerably above average (probably 150%), though maybe less than 2003 and certainly less than 1995 (going by LWC records). Due to the high sunshine total EvapoTranspiration exceeded the rainfall total.

    Monthly Mean Temp: 7.6 ºC

    Average max: 12.1 ºC ( 1.4C ABOVE average )

    Average min: 4.0 ºC ( 0.1C ABOVE average )

    Highest max: 18.6 ºC ( 27th )

    Lowest max: 5.8 ºC ( 20th )

    Lowest min: -2.2 ºC ( 22nd )

    Highest min: 8.8 ºC ( 6th )

    No.of Days with air frost: 2 days

    Low Wind Chill: -2.7 ºC ( 21st )

    Low THW Heat Index: -2.8 ºC ( 21st )

    High THW Heat Index: 17.3 ºC ( 27th )

    High THSW Sun Index: 26.9 ºC ( 27th )

    Lowest RH%: 31 % ( 31st )

    Lowest Dewpoint: 9.3 ºC ( 4th )

    Highest Dewpoint: -6.3 ºC ( 19th )

    Rain total: 45.6 mm ( 98% of Average )

    Wettest day: 9.4 mm ( 6th )

    Rain Days ( measurable ): 16 days ( +2 )

    Rain Days ( >= 1.0mm ): 11 days

    High Rain Rate: 33.5 mm/hr ( 7th )

    Days with snowfall 1 days ( No ground cover )

    EvapoTranspiration Total: 46.8 mm

    Wind Speed Average: 2.1 mph

    Wind Speed high gust: 32 mph ( 6th )

    Wind Dominant Direction: SSW ( 33% ) followed by NNW, N, W

    Mean Barometer: 1015.3 hPa

    Low Barometer: 986.6 hPa ( 3rd )

    High Barometer: 1037.3 hPa ( 10th )

    High Solar Radiation 874 w/m2 ( 21st )

    Sunshine Hours 140.3 Hours **

    Sunniest Day: 8.3 Hours ( 26th ) calculated with limited sensor exposure, estimate 10+ hrs actual daily total

    ** calculated with limited sensor exposure, estimate 165 - 170 hrs actual monthly total ( substantially above average)

    * average at this site 1984 - 2006

    Full daily details & stats here: http://www.tonbridge-weather.org.uk/2007/mar2007.htm

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  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire

    Not the mildest March I've recorded, 2005 was warmer, but probably cooler this time around thanks to a few colder days in the last 10 to 12 days. The mean was just under 1c higher than my 4 year mean. It started very wet, but then became virtually dry until Friday 30th. However, interestingly, almost half of the precip days had wintryness!

    Average max = 11.16c (highest = 15c on 27th & 28th)

    Average min = 3.03c (lowest = -4c on 21st)

    Mean = 7.09c

    Dry days = 15

    Precip days = 16 (of which 7 = snow/sleet/hail)

    Rainfall = 63mm

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  • Location: Skirlaugh, East Yorkshire
  • Location: Skirlaugh, East Yorkshire

    Hedon, East Yorkshire.

    March 2007

    Warmest Max: 14.6°C (on 27/03/07)

    Coldest Max: 5.1°C (on 20/03/07)

    Warmest Min: 8.8°C (on 17/03/07)

    Coldest Min: -0.7°C (on 21/03/07)

    Average Max: 11.0°C (+1.5°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

    Average Min: 3.8°C (+1.1°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

    Overall Average: 7.4°C (+1.3°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

    Rain: 30.6mm (67% Of Normal)

    Wettest Day: 20th (8.8mm)

    Air Frosts: 1

    Days with Snow: 4

    Snow lying at 0900: 0 days

    Dry Days: 16

    Wet Days: 15

    Days With Rain >1.0mm: 11

    Thunderstorms: 0

    Year 2007 So Far (Jan - Mar)

    Warmest Max: 14.6°C (on 27/03/07)

    Coldest Max: 2.9°C (on 23/01/07)

    Warmest Min: 8.8°C (on 17/03/07)

    Coldest Min: -2.7°C (on 08/02/07)

    Average Max: 9.8°C (+2.0°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

    Average Min: 3.7°C (+1.9°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

    Overall Average: 6.8°C (+2.0°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

    Rain: 127.2mm (106% Of Normal)

    Wettest Day: 18/01/07 (9.3mm)

    Air Frosts: 9

    Days with Snow: 6

    Snow lying at 0900: 1 day

    Dry Days: 39

    Wet Days: 51

    Days With Rain >1.0mm: 37

    Thunderstorms: 0

    The warmest March Ive ever recorded and another homogeneously mild month with the exception of an short cold snap towards the end. It was also drier and sunnier than average, though suprisingly the first March not to record 15°C since at least 2000.

    The month started on a wet and unsettled note, with mild days being offset by cooler nights. It was then all-change during the second week, with a period of 7 dry days from the 9th - 15th. Temperatures were higher too, with the period 5th - 18th all recording maxima in double digits.

    It then turned much colder on the 19th, with Arctic air bringing wintry showers and much lower temperatures. Unfortunately due to the modifying effects of the above average North Sea, the precipitation that fell was mostly on the wrong side of marginal, though the 21st did manage a temporary evening covering. The cold spell also saw the only air frost of the month on the 21st. Making it the most frostless March since I began recording aswell.

    The final week was then easterly in nature, though very clear and sunny after the initial mist and fog lifted. Temperatures also climbed appropriately, with the 27th taking the highest value of the month at 14.6°C.

    Overall, the second half of the month was cooler (6.6°C) than the first (8.3°C) and also suprisingly than the first half of January (7.7°C).

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  • Location: Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
  • Location: Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
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  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine, convective precipitation, snow, thunderstorms, "episodic" months.
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

    Stats for Cleadon, March 2007

    Long-term averages are estimated, for 1971-2000, based on nearby stations' records and the Met Office maps. Readings taken from a WMR928 automatic weather station.

    Mean Max 10.1C (+1.0)

    Mean Min 4.2C (+1.2)

    Mean temp 7.1C (+1.1)

    Warmest: 13.7C (11th)

    Coldest: -2.0C (2nd)

    Air frosts: 2

    Days of sleet/snow: 4

    Days with >half-cover snow at 0900: 2

    Days of thunder: 0

    Gales: 2

    Fog at 0900: 2

    Precipitation: 27mm

    It was another month of homogeneous warmth, with no outstanding warm spells, rather consistently above average temperatures, particularly in the first half. The first half was exceptionally sunny, with an unsettled but sunny first week, and a settled second week. The much-hyped anticyclonic SW'ly interlude for the weekend of the 10th/11th, however, brought dull dry weather here.

    The second half began cloudy, but following a gale overnight 17th/18th, the next three days were cold with wintry showers. The cold snap was moderated somewhat by the high SSTs, illustrated by the fact that the temperature failed to get below freezing overnight 18th/19th or 19th/20th. However, after a largely uneventful start to the cold snap, heavy hail and snow showers developed late on the 19th bringing considerable temperature fluctuations.

    Overnight 19th/20th brought occasional heavy blowing snow that didn't settle until after 5:30am, when the temperature finally dropped below 1C. The 20th was then a very dramatic day with frequent heavy blowing snow, spectacular cumulonimbus clouds, and a high of only 3.8C. Considering the SST modification to the northerly, that was an impressively low maximum.

    After a sunny day on the 21st, the rest of the month was mostly cloudy with easterly winds, the exception being the 25th/26th which featured some pleasant spring sunshine.

    Overall, it was the warmest, sunniest and driest March since 2003 in the area, but in the last 20 years the Marches of 1990, 1994, 1995 and 1997 were all sunnier. 19mm of the month's total of 27mm fell during the cold snap of the 18th-21st.

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  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks

    bit late but never mind

    Stats for here are

    figures in brackets are long term averages for Finningley 1942-1995 and Cantley 1997 onwards

    Mean Temp=7.5(4.6)

    Avge Max=11.6(6.9)

    Avge Min=3.4(2.3)

    forgot the absolute values, so here they are:-

    Day Max=16.3 on 26th

    Lowest day max=6.2 on 29th

    Coldest night=-1.2 on 21st

    warmest night=9.1 on 17th


    14 days with 0.2mm or more

    6 days with 1mm or more

    Wettest day=4th with 5.0mm

    days with snow=3(4)

    snow lying at 9am=1(1)

    Air frost=1(10)

    Ground frost=7(15)

    days with fog at 9am=3(5)

    Days with Thunder=0(0+)

    Overall a very mild month, mostly due to the very high maximum temperatures, also fairly dry.

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  • Location: Blakenhall, Cheshire
  • Location: Blakenhall, Cheshire

    Pointless Statistics

    Blakenhall, Cheshire

    (53.02, -2.41)

    Average daily maximum: 11.7º

    Average daily minimum: 2.1º


    Highest daily maximum: 15.3º (17th)

    Lowest daily maximum: 6.1º (21st)

    Days 15º or above: 3

    Highest daily minimum: 8.3º (17th)

    Lowest daily minimum: -4.7º (21st)

    Days 0º or below: 7

    Total rainfall: 30.1mm

    Maximum Windspeed: 21mph (31st)

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