Apr 022018
 

March 2018 was the wettest ever March here. It was also the wettest month since January 2014. Temperatures were well below the average for the month. Snowfall was the highest since 2013.

The maximum temperature in the month was 12.3°C recorded at 15:00 on the 10th, 3.0°C below the average monthly maximum for March. The minimum temperature was -6.1°C recorded at 00:56 on the 1st, the lowest temperature recorded here in March. Also on the 1st, the maximum temperature of -2.1°C recorded at 23:00 was the lowest ever maximum temperature recorded in March. The daily average temperature on the 1st was -3.8°C. The average temperature for the month was 4.3°C, 1.5°C below the mean. The average daily maximum temperature was 9.3°C, with the average daily minimum temperature being 1.6°C. The warmest day was the 10th with an average of 9.3°C, with the coldest day being the 1st with an average temperature of -3.7°C. There were 10 frost days in the month.

The highest dew point was 10.9°C at 15:00 on the 10th, with the minimum dew point being -7.9°C at 00:56 on the 1st. The monthly average dew point was 2.1°C. The high wind chill was 12.1°C at 15:07 on the 10th, with the low wind chill being -11.2°C on the 1st. The average monthly wind chill was 2.3°C. There were 80.75 hours of sunshine, with the sunniest day being the 21st when 6.97 hours was recorded.

Rainfall in the month was 79.0 millimetres, a record for March and 39.0 millimetres above the average for the month. This was the wettest month since 90.4 millimetres was recorded in January 2014. Rainfall was noted on 23 days, with the wettest day being the 12th when 13.0 millimetres was recorded. The highest rain rate was 25.0 millimetres per hour recorded at 17:51 on the 29th. The rainfall total is 145% of what is normally expected by the end of March. Snow was recorded on five days, totalling 108 millimetres. 68 millimetres of this total fell on the 18th.

The highest barometric pressure was 1032.5 millibars at 21:07 on the 20th. The lowest barometric pressure was 981.9 millibars at 04:36 on the 6th. The average pressure in the month was 1001.4 millibars. The highest humidity was 100% and the monthly average humidity was 86%. The lowest humidity was 48% at 16:50 on the 25th.

The highest wind gust in the month was 34 mph recorded at 10:11 on the 2nd.. The average gust speed in the month was 7.9 mph, mean 7.2 mph. The average wind speed was 5.3 mph, mean 4.6 mph. The maximum wind speed was 17 mph at 12:08 on the 2nd, 4.5 mph below the mean. The total wind run was 3878.0 miles, well above the March average of 3425.9 miles, with the predominate direction being 149°.

The maximum high solar radiation recorded at 13:11 on the 25th was 881 w/m², the highest since 909 w/m² was recorded on September 14th 2017. The average solar radiation for the month was 80 w/m². The highest U.V. Index was 2.1 set at 12:08 on the 29th, the highest since 2.2 was recorded on October 5th 2017.idity was 100% and the monthly average humidity was 86%. The lowest humidity was 48% at 16:50 on the 25th.

The highest wind gust in the month was 34 mph recorded at 10:11 on the 2nd.. The average gust speed in the month was 7.9 mph, mean 7.2 mph. The average wind speed was 5.3 mph, mean 4.6 mph. The maximum wind speed was 17 mph at 12:08 on the 2nd, 4.5 mph below the mean. The total wind run was 3878.0 miles, well above the March average of 3425.9 miles, with the predominate direction being 149°.

The maximum high solar radiation recorded at 13:11 on the 25th was 881 w/m², the highest since 909 w/m² was recorded on September 14th 2017. The average solar radiation for the month was 80 w/m². The highest U.V. Index was 2.1 set at 12:08 on the 29th, the highest since 2.2 was recorded on October 5th 2017.

Weather Underground chart for March 2018

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