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Middling March

Armagh Observatory reports that the weather in March was slightly milder, sunnier and wetter than average.

The mean monthly temperature was 6.9 degrees Celsius, that is, just over half a degree higher than average. The maximum temperature recorded was 14.2 degrees on 31st. There were, however, 4 nights with air frost and 17 nights with ground frost.

The number of hours of sunshine was 112.8, that is, about 10% higher than the average for March.

Precipitation amounted to 66.8 mm (2.63 inches), that is, just over 25% higher than the monthly average.

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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