Weather Notes

March Goes Out Like a Lion!

The 3rd week of March was becoming more Springlike with daytime temps. in the low to mid-teens, with the 18th. of the month giving the warmest day with a high of 17 C. There was also some warm sunshine on several days but it was of a hazy variety and was often followed by overcast conditions in the afternoon. This unsettled weather continued until 28th. when day and nightime temp. started dropping. Rainfall amounts increased as a deep low pressure area affected much of the UK, especially northern areas, with wintry weather returning to end the brief taste of Spring.

It is not unusual for the end of March to be wintry; considerable snowfall occurred over Easter in 2008, and in 1952, on Saturday 27th. a blizzard affected most of England with 8ft snowdrifts over the Chiltern Hills and an average of 12" of snow in the Home Counties with London being badly afffected. This year, 2010, it is the turn of Northern Ireland and Scotland that has seen how quickly March can change from a gentle lamb to a roaring lion!

For a summary of weather for February and March, and the year so far. please click here