Weather Statistics  –  Tideswell  –  March 2018

April 3, 2018 | Filed under: 2018, April 2018

 

Weather Statistics  –  Tideswell  –  March 2018

 

Temperature

 

Mean daily maximum:                 5.8 (2.9 below average)

Mean daily minimum:                 0.0 (1.4 below average)

Mean temperature:                   2.9 (2.1 below average)

 

Highest daily maximum:             11.1 (26th)

Lowest daily maximum:              -3.2 (1st)

 

Lowest daily minimum:              -7.6 (1st)

Highest daily minimum:              4.3 (23rd)

 

Lowest daily grass minimum:        -8.7 (1st)

 

Number of air frosts:               15

Number of ground frosts:            18

 

Days with max 10.0-14.9:             3

Days with max 5.0-9.9:              19

Days with max 0.0-4.9:               5

Days with max -5.0 to -0.1:          4

 

 

Frost duration:                   167.1 hours

 

Rainfall

 

Total fall:                       153.5  mm (177% of average)

Wettest day (0900-0900)            22.2  mm (30th)

Rain days (0.2 mm or more):         27

Wet days (1.0 mm or more):          23

 

Snow

 

Days with snow or sleet falling:    10

Days more than 50% cover at 0900:    9

Deepest at 0900:                    20 cm

 

Sunshine

 

Total sunshine:                    38.2 hours (45% of average)

Sunniest day:                       8.3 hours (25th)

Days with no sun:                   11

 

Other phenomena

 

Days with thunder heard:             0

Days with hail:                      2

Days with fog at 0900:               4

 

Wind

Mean wind speed:                    9.0 mph

Maximum gust:                       55 mph (2nd)

Days with gale:                      0

 

Remarks

A memorable month. Very cold, very wet and very dull. It was the second coldest March in my 10-year record (March 2013 is the coldest).The mean temp for the month was 0.7° lower than the mean temp for Jan 2018. By a considerable margin it was the wettest March that I have recorded. The previous wettest was March 2016 with 122.1 mm. The number of rain days and wet days were the highest that I have recorded in March. Also by a considerable margin, it was the least sunny March that I have recorded. The previous lowest was March 2013 with 57.5 hours. It was the 2nd snowiest March (after March 2013) that I have recorded.

 

 

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