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  • Location: Rotherham , South Yorkshire 137m a.s.l
  • Location: Rotherham , South Yorkshire 137m a.s.l

    My stats for March 2008 , weatherstation WS3600 .

    Max temp = 14.7°c Mon 31st

    Min Temp = -2.6°c Wed 5th

    Mean temp for month = 5.8°c

    Lowest Pressure = 960.5 / 10th

    Higest Pressure = 1032.0 / 4th

    Rainfall = 63.8mm

    Days with rain = 15

    Days with Snow = 5

    Air frosts = 6

    Ground frosts = 9

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

    Average daily maximum; 8.1º

    Highest daily maximum; 13.7º (31st)

    Lowest daily maximum; 3.9º (24th)

    Average daily minimum; 1.0º

    Highest daily minimum; 6.8º (6th)

    Lowest daily minimum; -4.6º (5th)

    Average temperature; 4.6º (10 yr mean 5.1º)

    Number of air frosts; ten

    Total rainfall; 121.4mm (total so far for year; 465.4mm)

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

    March 2008 stats for Westbury, Wiltshire...

    Average max = 10.93c (Highest = 15c on 30 & 31 March)

    Average min = 3.09c (Lowest = -4c on 5 March)

    Mean = 7.01c (0.53c above my 4 year March mean)

    Dry days = 11

    Precipitation days = 20 (of which 6 = wintry)

    Rainfall = 101.5mm

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

    • Rainfall here was 195% of the March average.

    ----- MARCH 2008 IN A NUTSHELL -----

    Mean Daily Temperature 6.8 ºC ( 0.1C ABOVE average )*

    Average max: 10.1 ºC ( 0.7C BELOW average )*

    Average min: 4.2 ºC ( 0.3C ABOVE average )*

    Highest max: 15.9 ºC ( 15th )

    Lowest min: -1.3 ºC ( 23rd )

    Warmest Daytime 12h Mean 13.0 ºC ( 15th )

    Coldest Daytime 12h Mean 2.2 ºC ( 23rd )

    Coldest Nighttime 12h Mean -0.3 ºC ( 22nd/23rd )

    Warmest Nighttime 12h Mean 11.5 ºC ( 1st/2nd )

    No.of Airfrosts: 2 days

    Total Rainfall: 90.3 mm ( 195% of average )*

    Total Rain Days (>=0.2mm): 21 days ( 7 MORE then average )*

    incl Wet Days (=> 1.0mm) 17 days ( 7 MORE than average )*

    Wettest Day: 26.7 mm ( 10th )

    Wind Speed high gust: 38 mph ( 10th )

    Wind Speed High Average 3.4 mph ( )

    Dominant Wind Direction: SSW ( 33% )

    Mean Daily Pressure: 1005.7 hPa

    Highest Pressure: 1035.4 hPa ( 5th )

    Lowest Pressure: 963.7 hPa ( 10th )

    Estimated Sunshine Hours **: 80 Hours ( Well BELOW average )*

    ** calculated from limited solar sensor exposure of 66.2 hours

    * average at this site 1984 - 2007

    Full daily and monthly stats here: http://www.tonbridge-weather.org.uk/2008/2008-03.htm

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  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl
  • Weather Preferences: obviously snow!
  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl

    my temps march 08

    highest maximum 30th 13.8oC

    lowest maximum 24th 6.1oC

    highest minimum 15th 7.3oC

    lowest minimum 5th -3.9oC

    avg maximum 9.3oC

    avg minimum 2.5oC

    easter period 21-25th interesting snow showers and a temporary covering easter sunday

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  • Location: Llanwnnen, Lampeter, Ceredigion, 126m asl (exotic holidays in Rugby/ Coventry)
  • Location: Llanwnnen, Lampeter, Ceredigion, 126m asl (exotic holidays in Rugby/ Coventry)

    March 2008 stats

    Mean temp: 6.25c about average.

    Mean max: 9.9c.

    Mean min: 2.6c.

    High max: 14.3c 31st

    Low max: 7.1c 22nd

    High min: 8.1c 15th

    Low min: -3.9c 18th

    Total rainfall: 168mm Very wet.

    Wettest day: 34.3mm 15th.

    Rain days (>0.2mm): 26

    Wet days (>1-0mm): 20

    Days of heavy rain (>10mm): 4

    Days with:

    Hail 10

    Sleet or snow 0

    Gale 4

    Fog 0

    Air frost 4

    Ground frost 9

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  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunder, strong winds. HATE:stagnant weather patterns
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset

    I don't have time to record extensive stats but here are a few for March 2008 here:

    Rainfall: 109.8mm (wettest month so far)

    Wettest day: 10th March (42.6mm)

    Highest gust: 69.7mph (10th March)

    Highest Temp: 16.2C (31st March)

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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

    March 2008 Report.

    The first two weeks in to March saw average temperatures, but also some very unsettled and quite stormy conditions at times. On the 1st of the month I recorded a westerly wind gust of 66mph, a SW gust of 43mph on the second and on the 11th and 12th SW gusts of 52mph and 60mph.

    The 17th to the 18th saw a change from Atlantic dominated conditions to quieter drier weather as high pressure built from Iceland to southern Greenland. The nights were cold with frost and the day s were bright with sunshine, but chilly. The 20th saw a deep area of low pressure affecting the Country bringing more strong winds and rain, and also colder northerly air stream as the low pushed in to Europe. There were a few snow showers here from the 22nd to the 24th, but with very little accumulation.

    On the morning of the 25th I recorded some unusual readings, with the temperature only falling to –0.7c, but the dew point had been as low as –9.4c and the humidity down to 51% at 06:00hrs.

    From the 26th to the 29th low pressure again brought mostly unsettled and windy conditions, but it was on the mild side.

    Finally the last two days of the month were quiet and mild here, despite a slack area of low pressure over SW England.


    The old saying, ‘if March comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb’ was true for Burton, the first two weeks in to March were quite stormy with some very high wind gusts, 66mph on the 1st, 52mph and 60mph on the 11th and 12th. The middle of the month saw some colder days and nights with a little snow and frost as the wind turned more northerly. Then a return to unsettled but milder conditions towards the end of the month. Finally the last two days finished pleasant with light winds and with mild temperatures. Temperature wise the month was close to the average.

    Stats for March 2008

    Mean maximum temperature = 9.9c

    Mean minimum temperature = 2.4c

    Mean temperature = 6.15c -0.2c below the 1971-2000 CET average.

    Warmest day on the 30th = 14.1c

    Coldest day on the 23rd = 6.3c

    Warmest night on the 15th = 8.4c

    Coldest night on the 5th = -5.4c

    Minimum Grass Temperature on the 5th = -9.0 c

    Ground Frosts = 18

    Air frost = 6

    Fog Observed = 0.

    Days of Rain, with 1mm or more = 13

    Wettest Day 15th = 19mm

    Maximum wind gust on the 1st = 66mph SSW

    Days of snow = 4 on the 4th, 22nd, 23rd,24th.

    Days of lying snow = 1, 0.5cm

    Thunder heard / Thunderstorms = 0

    Rainfall total = 48mm

    Rainfall total to date for 2008 = 163mm


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

    March 2008 Statistics

    Blakenhall, Cheshire

    (53.02, -2.41)

    Average daily maximum: 9.9º

    Average daily minimum: 2.0º


    Highest daily maximum: 13.6º (30th)

    Lowest daily maximum: 6.1º (03rd)

    Days 10º or above: 16

    Highest daily minimum: 7.1º (06th)

    Lowest daily minimum: -3.7º (05th)

    Days 0º or below: 9

    Days With Rain: 18

    Maximum Rainfall: 6.7mm (15th)

    Total Rainfall: 45mm

    Maximum Windspeed: 22nd

    Highest Relative Pressure: 1035.3mb (05th)

    Lowest Relative Pressure: 0956.4mb (10th)

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  • Location: Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
  • Location: Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

    Slightly cooler and drier, much sunnier than the norm.

    Monthly Weather Data Report for Garioch Weather Station, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire – March 2008

    Mean Temperature 4.4°C, 0.2°C less than the 4.6°C historic average.

    Minimum Temperature -5.8°C, on the 26th.

    Mean Minimum Temperature 0.7°C, 1.0°C less than the 1.7°C average.

    Maximum Temperature 13.0°C, on the 31st.

    Mean Maximum Temperature 8.1°C, 0.3°C higher the 7.8°C average.

    Maximum Daily High Wind Speed 39.0mph, on the 1st.

    Total Rainfall 51.6mm, 6.8mm less than the 58.4mm average (88.4%).

    Average Bright Sunshine Hours 4.7hrs per day, 1.3hrs higher then the 3.4hrs average (137.1%).

    For more detailed information click here.

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

    March data for south Doncaster

    (long term averages)

    Mean temperature=6.6C(5.9)

    Average maximum=10.2C(9.5)

    Average minimum=3.0C(2.3)

    Highest daytime value=15.3C on 30th

    Lowest daytime value=6.6C on 26th

    Lowest overnight value=-2.7C on 5th

    Warmest night=8.6C on 6th

    Rainfall=37.3mm; wettest day=10th with 6.2mm; 12 days with 1mm or more and 21 with 0.2mm or more.

    Snow fell on 6 days and was covering more than half the ground at 0900Z on 1 day(23rd=5cm); a rare depth for any time in March.

    Air frost on 4 nights and ground frost on 12

    No days with fog or thunder

    A slightly above average month for temperature but with a notable cold spell 17-26th inclusive with snow on 4 days in that period.

    It happened to cover the Easter weekend.

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  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Continental winters & summers.
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset

    BRISTOL, North Somerset

    An average month for temperatures, wetter than average and a colder second half.

    The opening days of the month were generally mild and dry with sunny intervals. Night-time temperatures were above-average and 12.3C was recorded on the 2nd

    Then there came a colder interlude from the 3rd to the 5th. There were scattered wintry showers of hail and snow on the 3rd. Following those, there were frosts on the morning of the 4th and the 5th with -2.7C the lowest temperature.

    It then turned milder again with temperatures recovering to double figures. There were bands of showery rain and the 9th saw a mixed bag of sunshine and blustery heavy, sometimes thundery showers accompanied by hail.

    The 10th to the 12th was a very unsettled period. Overnight 9th/10th, heavy rain swept across with very squally winds, locally damaging with rainfall amounting to 25.4mm on the 10th as heavy showers followed the main storm. The following days were brighter but very windy and particularly showery. Squally hail showers late on the 11th produced temporary hail coverings and a brief spell of thunder and lightning after dusk.

    From the 13th to th 16th, the winds eased somewhat and the 13th was actually dry all day though rather cloudy. Showery rain returned on the 14th and then a more organised area of rain arrived on the 15th. Due to light winds, the rain was slow moving allowing for 16mm to fall during the day. As the rain moved northwards it then backtracked overnight into the 16th. It rained for the whole night amounting to 42.5mm by midday on the 16th. Temperatures fell behind the area of rain.

    A quieter but colder spell of weather settled with sunny spells. There were frosts on the 18th and 19th but with good sunshine during the day, temperatures were slightly higher than expected.

    It became more unsettled again by the 20th with strengthening northwesterly winds. A weak weather front pushed through with some rain overnight into the 21st with wintry showers of hail and sleet following on behind. The Easter weekend was then cold and breezy. Saturday was predominantly shower-free with snow flurries further east. There were however widespread snow showers on Easter Sunday and Monday. Behind the showers, there was a frost on the morning of the 25th.

    It turned milder with rain on the 26th. This cleared by midday with settled conditions behind. A frosty start opened a gorgeous sunny day on the 27th with a pleasant high of 12.5C. Windier conditions then followed by nightfall with the onset of rain on the 28th. There were gales on the afternoon of the 28th and more rain followed on the 29th which lasted much of the afternoon.

    The month closed on a drier note. Heavy rain cleared in the early hours of the 30th leaving spring sunshine to dominate. Temperatures recovered with 13.6C being recorded on the 30th. The 31st may have been warmer but cloud increased during the afternoon.


    Lowest Night Minimum: -2.7C (Wednesday 5th)

    Highest Night Minimum: 8.0C (Saturday 15th)

    Lowest Day Maximum: 6.4C (Sunday 23rd)

    Highest Day Maximum: 13.6C (Sunday 30th)

    Wettest Day: 42.5mm (Sunday 16th)

    Wet Days: 16

    Hail Days: 4 (3rd, 9th, 11th, 22nd)

    Snow Days: 3 (3rd, 23rd, 24th)

    Thunder Days: 1 (11th)

    Frost Days: 6 (4th, 5th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 27th)

    Average Daytime Temp: 10.1C

    Average Nighttime Temp: 4.3C

    Average Temperature: 7.2C (0.4C less than 2007)

    Total Monthly Rainfall: 149.6mm

    Mike Prys-Roberts

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

    Finally got my March weather stats in for Cleadon:

    Max 9.4

    Min 2.6

    Mean 6.0

    Warmest: 13.4C (31st)

    Coldest: -3.8C (5th)

    Precip: 29mm

    Days of:

    Thunder: 0

    Sleet/snow: 6

    Snow lying: 1 (1cm, 23rd)

    Hail: 4

    Fog: 0

    Gales: 2

    Air frosts: 5

    An odd combination, unsettled yet mostly dry and sunny, prevailed for the Tyneside coast during March 2008. There was a half-hearted northerly in the first week that produced a little sleet, though the night 4th/5th was the coldest of the month. Temperatures were slightly above the long-term normal for most of the time, but the Easter cold snap brought temperatures down to average for the month, relatively high maxima offset by relatively low minima.

    Cold snap over Easter, though the early part of it was tempered by the warming effects of the North Sea as a very strong onshore wind blew, which caused significant coastal waves over South Shields area. Snow overnight 22nd/23rd amounted to little and soon melted. The coldest day was the 24th with a max of 4.5C, which is pretty low for late March, although 20 March 2007 produced a max of 3.8C. Heavy snowstorm around sunset on the 24th, which provided a dusting of snow.

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