Snowy and wet: St Albans’ March weather roundup
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Unusually snowy and cold is the verdict for this month’s weather round-up.
Rothamsted Research has collated all its data for March and found it was cloudy, cold and wet.
The month started chilly, with a two-day period of settling snow, which also returned mid-month.
There was more rain than usual as well, with 78.5mm water measured - that is 27mm above average.
For 25 days there was 0.2mm of showers, and seven days with more than 5mm. The wettest day was March 30, with about 10.8mm of downpour.
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It was colder than normal too, with mean maximum temperatures below average by 1.76C at 8.1C. The warmest day was on March 27, reaching 13C, but the coldest day was March 1 with a chilly -6.8C.
There was also seven full days without any sunshine, and throughout the month there was only 87.4hours of sun compared to an expected 114.9hours.
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It was frosty throughout the month, with ten air frosts and 21 ground frosts.