March 2016 weather data

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March 2016 was cooler and wetter than usual. Overall, the average maximum temperature of 9.5°C was 0.8°C below the Ross average for March of 10.3°C and there were four days of frost as well.

There were 13 days on which rain fell (>0.2 mm) and there was a period of 14 consecutive dry days in the middle part of the month as well (see graphic). The total rainfall of 103.4 mm was just over double the Ross-on-Wye* average for March of 51.2 mm.

* Ross-on-Wye is the nearest Met Office station for which long term averages (1971-2000) are available.

Day by day data for March are given below:-

 MONTHLY CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY for MAR. 2016

NAME: Penallt 210 CITY: STATE:
ELEV: 210 m LAT: 51° 48' 00" N LONG: 2° 42' 00" W

TEMPERATURE (°C), RAIN (mm), WIND SPEED (km/hr)

HEAT COOL AVG
MEAN DEG DEG WIND DOM
DAY TEMP HIGH TIME LOW TIME DAYS DAYS RAIN SPEED HIGH TIME DIR
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1 8.4 12.7 15:00 4.1 0:30 9.9 0.0 7.0 2.3 24.1 7:00 W
2 4.2 6.2 14:30 1.8 10:30 14.2 0.0 2.4 2.4 22.5 3:30 W
3 5.8 9.3 13:00 3.3 00:00 12.5 0.0 2.6 1.4 20.9 1:00 SE
4 2.6 7.2 11:00 -0.7 7:00 15.8 0.0 2.8 0.2 11.3 16:30 W
5 3.3 7.5 13:30 0.9 3:30 15.1 0.0 2.6 0.8 12.9 12:30 ENE
6 2.8 6.6 11:00 -0.2 6:00 15.6 0.0 0.2 0.0 8.0 11:00 SW
7 2.1 7.5 15:00 -1.1 4:00 16.2 0.0 0.0 0.5 11.3 11:00 ENE
8 4.6 8.0 14:30 -1.6 1:00 13.8 0.0 3.0 0.8 14.5 10:30 SE
9 4.3 5.6 17:00 0.7 6:00 14.1 0.0 24.4 3.4 22.5 7:30 ENE
10 4.3 7.0 15:30 1.2 5:30 14.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 11.3 14:00 ENE
11 5.3 9.6 14:30 0.9 7:00 13.1 0.0 0.0 0.2 4.8 8:30 ENE
12 6.7 11.9 15:00 0.9 6:30 11.7 0.0 0.0 0.2 6.4 10:30 SE
13 7.8 12.1 14:30 2.7 00:00 10.6 0.0 0.0 1.1 12.9 14:30 ENE
14 5.0 10.1 15:30 1.3 2:30 13.3 0.0 0.0 2.3 22.5 21:30 ENE
15 5.3 10.3 13:00 0.6 4:30 13.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 17.7 21:30 ENE
16 6.3 10.8 13:00 4.2 23:30 12.1 0.0 0.0 2.3 22.5 14:30 ENE
17 5.2 10.0 14:00 1.8 00:00 13.1 0.0 0.0 1.0 16.1 2:00 ENE
18 2.9 4.8 22:30 0.2 3:00 15.4 0.0 0.0 0.5 14.5 14:30 ENE
19 5.1 6.5 16:30 4.1 8:30 13.3 0.0 0.0 1.4 16.1 17:00 ENE
20 5.3 8.8 16:00 3.6 8:30 13.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 17.7 0:30 ENE
21 6.6 11.6 10:00 0.4 5:30 11.7 0.0 0.0 0.3 12.9 13:30 ENE
22 6.8 9.5 11:30 4.9 6:30 11.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.7 12:00 E
23 6.7 11.1 15:00 3.2 00:00 11.7 0.0 0.0 0.2 8.0 13:30 E
24 6.9 8.2 11:00 3.1 1:00 11.4 0.0 5.6 0.8 16.1 15:00 W
25 9.1 14.1 13:00 3.8 6:30 9.3 0.0 0.2 1.1 20.9 00:00 SE
26 7.9 11.3 11:30 4.8 23:00 10.4 0.0 6.0 5.0 35.4 15:30 SE
27 6.3 9.5 12:30 3.9 4:00 11.6 0.0 13.0 3.4 25.7 14:30 SE
28 6.7 10.7 16:00 2.0 6:30 11.7 0.0 22.0 2.4 27.4 1:00 W
29 4.8 10.2 13:00 2.5 1:30 13.5 0.0 8.8 0.8 17.7 15:00 W
30 6.4 12.3 16:00 2.6 3:00 11.9 0.0 2.8 0.2 14.5 1:30 W
31 7.1 13.5 15:30 1.2 6:30 11.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 11.3 15:30 ENE
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5.6 14.1 25 -1.6 8 395.3 0.0 103.4 1.2 35.4 26 ENE

Max >= 32.0: 0
Max <= 0.0: 0
Min <= 0.0: 4
Min <= -18.0: 0
Max Rain: 24.41 ON 09/03/16
Days of Rain: 15 (> .2 mm) 13 (> 2 mm) 2 (> 20 mm)
Heat Base: 18.3 Cool Base: 18.3 Method: Integration