March 2022 was warmer than average (7.47°C versus an average of 6.05), drier than average (31.40 mm versus an average total of 42.25) and calmer than average (a wind run of 3055 miles versus an average of 3306).
Spring arrived in Selston with average temperatures in the first third of the month followed by temperatures well above average in the second half of the month. Temperatures in the final week fell well below average.
The highest temperature in the month was 18.5°C at 14:00 on the 23rd, the highest temperature since 18.6°C was recorded on October 9th 2021. The lowest temperature was -0.4°C recorded on the 8th and the 31st. The monthly average temperature was 7.5°C, 1.3°C above the mean. The average daily high temperature was 11.9°C, 1.8°C above the mean and the average daily low temperature was 3.6°C, 0.9°C above the mean.
The warmest day was the 23rd with an average temperature of 11.5°C, while the coldest day was the 31st with an average of 1.9°C. The maximum wind chill was 18.5°C at 14:00 on the 23rd, with the lowest wind chill being -4.8°C at 04:22 on the 8th.The maximum dew point was 10.2°C at 14:04 on the 22nd, with the lowest dew point being -2.7°C at 17:33 on the 31st. The monthly average dew point was 4.3°C. There wera three frost days.
Rainfall in the month was 31.4 millimetres recorded on 15 days. The wettest day was the 16th when 11.2 millimetres was recorded. The highest rain rate of 7.4 millimetres per hour was recorded at 23:08 on the 3rd. Only 1.0 millimetres of snow was recorded on the 31st. There was 107% of the average yearly amount of rainfall recorded by the last day in the month.
The highest barometric pressure of 1043.1 millibars was at 23:16 on the 18th, the highest of 2022 so far. The lowest pressure was 997.2 millibars at 16:22 on the 11th. The average pressure in the month was 1021.2 millibars. The highest humidity was 100% and the monthly average humidity was 82%. The lowest humidity was 32% at 14:23 on the 24th.
Wind speeds were lower than average, with the highest wind gust speed of 26 mph being recorded at 13:26 on the 11th. The maximum wind speed was 15 mph at 12:39 on the 20th. The wind run was 3054.6 miles, 449.2 miles below the average. The average gust speed in the month was 6.0 mph, and the average wind speed was 4.2 mph. The predominant direction was west-south-easterly (136°).
The maximum high solar radiation recorded at 13:01 on the 31st was 939 w/m², the highest of 2022 so far.. The average solar radiation for the month was 113 w/m². The highest U.V. Index was 2.5 recorded at 12:00 on the 25th, the highest since 3.1 was recorded on September 24th 2021.