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March Wetter and Sunnier than Average

Armagh Observatory reports that March was wetter and sunnier than average. The total precipitation for the month was 90.3 mm (3.56 inches), that is, about 80% more than the average. The wettest day of the month was the 9th when 12 mm fell.

The number of hours of sunshine was 121.3, that is, around 20% higher than the monthly average.

The mean monthly temperature was 6.2 degrees Celsius (43.2 degrees Fahrenheit), which is just about average for March. The maximum temperature was 12.3 degrees C on the 31st, and the lowest air temperature was -2.6 C on 18th. There were sixteen nights with grass frost and five with air frost.

These data refer to observations at Armagh Observatory, which has been recording the weather at Armagh since 1795.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: John McFarland at the Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DG. Tel.: 028-3752-2928; FAX: 028-3752-7174; jmfat signarm.ac.uk; URL: climate.arm.ac.uk.


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