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MARCH 2010 daily and monthly summary

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MARCH 2010
April

1st - 8th
Dominated by HP, mainly sunny but with cold winds from the 4th. 1st, HP 1013 hPa N France. Long sunny periods 2nd and 3rd. 4th, HP 1027 hPa Scotland extending west to S of Iceland, LP 994 hPa Corsica/Sardinia. 7th, HP 1036 hPa North Sea, uninterrupted sunshine dawn to dusk.
9th - 14th
9th, HP 1036 hPa northern Scotland, LP 994 hPa Sardinia, cloudy with sunny intervals. 10th, cloudy and dull. 11th, HP slips west 50N 20W 1033hPA, mainly cloudy but bright am, wind less cold. 12th, cold front moving down from north brings rain showers pm and more persistent light rain early eve. 13th, HP 1034 hPa WSW of Cornwall, LP 992 hPa Finland, mainly cloudy. 14th, long sunny spells with breeze.
15th - 18th
15th & 16th, long sunny periods, HP 1030 hPa near Switzerland, LP 977 hPa 30°W. 17th, a sunny day but hazier than previous days. 18th, LP 974 hPa W of Ireland at 15°W, fog am clearing to sun then cloudy pm, light rain late evening.
19th - 25th
19th, cloudy and dull with light rain early am and moderate rain evening. 20th LP 998 hPa S Wales with many fronts and a trough over UK. 20th, dull with intermittent rain. 21st, dull with rain early am clearing to sunny spells after midday. 22nd, sunny start, cloudy later with rain after 18.30. 23rd, dense fog am clearing to brighter skies than cloudy and dull with drizzle pm. 24th, LP 995 hPa Ireland, LP 973 & 981 hPa further W, HP to N and E, moderate/heavy rain late eve. 25th, rain showers am, thundery rain pm.
26th - 31st
26th, LP 986 hPa N of Scotland, 990 hPa S of Ireland, sunny spells with light rain showers late pm and evening. 27th, mixture of sunny intervals and light rain showers pm. 28th, mainly cloudy, light rain from early evening intermittently to next morning. 29th, LP 983 hPa far to SW of Ireland with fronts over S England, LP 992 hPa southern Norway, mainly dull with heavy bursts of rain from a trough from late afternoon. 30th, two spells of heavy rain first during the rush hour and then early afternoon with sunny intervals in between and to end the day. 31st, LP 982 hPa NE England, a very miserable day with intermittent rain / drizzle and a cold wind, heavier rain shower ealry evening.


MARCH 2010 MONTHLY SUMMARY
ACTUAL TEMPERATURE
 AVERAGE
 Daily Maximum
10.5
 ºC ( -0.3C )*
 Daily Minimum
3.5
 ºC ( -0.4C )*
 Daily Mean
6.45
 ºC ( c. -0.3C )
 EXTREMES
 High Maximum
15.9
 ºC ( 18th )
 Low Minimum
-3.5
 ºC (   7th )
 Low Maximum
4.9
 ºC ( 10th )
 High Minimum
11.1
 ºC ( 20th )
 
   
 Days with max => 15 °C
2
  ( -1 )*
 Days with max <10 °C
13
  ( +3 )*
 Days with air frost
4
  ( ±0 )*
 
PRECIPITATION
 Monthly Total
53.9
 mm ( 113% )*
 Days with measurable precip
15
 Days ( +1 )*
   ...of which, days with >= 1.0 mm
10
 Days ( ±0 )*
   ...and days with snowfall observed
0
 Days  
 Days with Snow Cover
0
 Days  
 Days with Thunder
1
 Days  
 RAIN RATE & EXTREMES
 High Rain Rate
32.5
 mm/hr ( 30th )
 High Rain Total in 1 day
10.7
 mm ( 29th )
 High Rain Total in 1 hour
4.8
 mm ( 29th, 18.30h)
 EVAPO-TRANSPIRATION
 Total for month
41.9
 mm  
 High Total for 1 day
2.4
 mm ( 16th )
APPARENT TEMPERATURE
 Low Wind Chill
-3.2
 ºC (   7th )
 DAVIS HEAT INDICES THW & THSW
 Low Temp/Hum/Wind Index
-3.7
 ºC (   7th )
 High Temp/Hum/Wind Index
14.2
 ºC ( 18th )
 High Temp/Hum/Sun/Wind Index
21.6
 ºC ( 15th )
 
DEWPOINT & HUMIDITY
 High Dewpoint
11.0
 ºC ( 25th )
 Low Dewpoint
-7.5
 ºC (   7th )
 Average Dewpoint at 14h
2.2
 ºC  
 Low Relative Humidity
35
 % ( 16th )
 Average RH at 14h
61
 %  
WIND SPEED & DIRECTION
 Monthly Average
2.0
 mph  
 Windiest day (Average)
5.4
 mph ( 31st )
 Highest Gust
27
 mph ( 25th & 31st )
 Dominant Direction
SW
 ( 33% )
 
BAROMETER
 Monthly Mean
1015.5
 hPa  
 High Barometer
1032.7
 hPa (   7th  )
 Low Barometer
982.3
 hPa ( 31st )
SUNSHINE
 Max Sensor Exposure to direct sun
8.5
 hours/day (11-12 possible)
 Calculated Monthly Sunshine Hours
98.9
 hours  
 Estimated Actual Hours (approx)
110.0
 hours  
 Sunniest Day Measured
7.7
 hours ( 5 & 17th )
 Days with no sunshine
3
 Days  
 
FOG
 Number of Days with Fog
2
 Days  
NEW RECORDS SET THIS MONTH
 
‡ SUN: Sunshine hours are calculated approximately and solely from solar radiation readings, but note that the solar sensor's exposure to sunshine in Midwinter is very limited. The sensor receives only up to 75% of total possible sunshine exposure this month due to obstruction. There is no allowance for sunshine by visual observation only, so the sunniest day figures above can be very significantly less than the actual daily sunshine duration.
THW = Shaded Heat Index calculated with cooling/warming effect of wind and humidity to give an apparent temperature.
THSW = Unshaded Heat Index calculated with cooling/warming effect of wind, humidity and full direct sunshine to give an apparent temperature.
EVAPO-TRANSPIRATION is drying effect due to sun and wind, and is equivalent to "negative rainfall"

   DAILY STATS MARCH 2010
 
TEMPERATURE ºc
HUMIDITY
SUN ‡
PRESSURE
RAINFALL
WIND SPEED
DIRECTION
 WEATHER
 NOTES
DATE
Low
(21-09h)
High
(09-21h)
Temp at 14.00z
RH %
at 14.00z
Dewpoint ºc
at 14.00z
Bright
sun hrs
hPa   †
at 14.00z
Day Total
(mm)
Average
(mph)
Max Gust
(mph)
Dominant
(Compass)
 Precipitation
 type etc ‡
                       
1st
0.2 9.6 9.4 47 -1.3 6.8 1010.8 RS 0.0 0.8 8 SSW  Sunny
2nd
-1.2 12.1 10.2 45 -1.3 6.7 1022.6 RS 0.0 0.2 8 N  Sunny
3rd
0.6 8.8 8.8 49 -1.3 6.2 1018.1 F 0.0 1.2 18 SW  Sunny
4th
2.6 7.7 6.7 50 -3.0 3.5 1023.9 RS 0.0 1.3 16 NE  Sunny spells
5th
-2.9 8.4 8.3 46 -2.7 7.7 1027.0 F 0.0 1.1 12 WNW  Sunny
6th
3.3 6.7 5.5 52 -3.6 3.2 1026.5 RS 0.0 1.5 13 N  Sunny intervals
7th
-3.5 5.4 5.3 45 -5.7 7.3 1031.1 FS 0.0 1.1 14 NE  Sunny
8th
-2.7 6.6 5.8 54 -2.8 5.2 1027.0 FS 0.0 1.5 19 N  Sunny am
9th
1.6 6.8 6.6 72 1.9 1.2 1027.9 FS 0.0 1.5 14 NE  Cloudy
10th
2.6 4.9 4.8 64 -1.4 0.0 1026.1 F 0.0 2.5 17 N  Cloudy
11th
2.6 7.3 5.3 59 -2.1 0.7 1021.8 F 0.0 2.1 18 N  Cloudy
12th
0.8 8.1 8.0 71 3.1 0.3 1019.0 ST 1.8 1.0 13 N  Rain pm
13th
3.7 8.5 8.0 61 0.9 0.5 1028.8 FS 0.0 1.5 10 N  Cloudy
14th
5.1 11.9 11.9 45 0.3 4.3 1025.8 FS 0.0 2.0 16 N  Sunny spells
15th
3.4 13.1 11.9 45 0.4 6.2 1024.8 F 0.0 1.9 17 N  Sunny spells
16th
2.7 13.4 13.3 38 -0.8 7.3 1024.5 FS 0.0 1.3 14 SW  Sunny
17th
0.9 15.0 14.8 47 3.6 7.7 1020.6 FS 0.0 1.2 12 SW  Sunny
18th
4.8 15.9 15.6 37 1.0 4.3 1012.7 F 0.5 2.5 19 SW  Fog am, rain eve.
19th
8.8 11.6 11.4 88 9.5 0.0 1011.5 FS 4.3 3.4 24 SW  Rain
20th
11.1 12.8 12.2 87 10.1 0.0 1002.8 FS 5.3 4.7 20 SW  Rain
21st
6.4 12.4 11.7 64 5.1 4.0 1018.0 RS 0.5 1.6 12 N  Rain am
22nd
4.4 11.2 10.6 55 1.9 2.3 1016.4 FS 1.0 3.1 21 SW  Rain eve.
23rd
0.9 10.6 9.9 85 7.5 1.2 1014.7 FS 0.5 0.8 11 SE  Fog am, drizzle pm
24th
6.3 14.6 14.0 71 8.8 2.5 1003.4 FS 6.1 0.6 12 ESE  Rain eve.
25th
10.1 13.1 11.4 87 9.3 0.1 997.6 F 5.1 2.1 27 SW  Thunder & Rain pm
26th
6.4 12.7 11.4 64 4.8 4.0 1000.8 FS 0.8 4.0 24 SW  Rain showers
27th
6.9 12.8 11.8 69 6.3 2.3 1004.7 RS 0.8 1.9 13 SW  Rain showers
28th
4.0 13.1 12.6 61 5.3 1.3 1006.1 F 2.8 2.0 16 SW  Rain eve.
29th
7.3 11.8 11.1 86 8.8 0.2 997.8 F 10.7 1.3 12 SW  Rain + pm, eve
30th
7.3 12.2 6.4 84 3.9 1.2 985.3 FS 6.6 4.3 26 SW  Rain + am, pm
31st
3.8 6.6 5.8 72 1.2 0.7 992.4 R 7.1 5.4 27 SW  Rain
                         
‡ SUN: Sunshine hours are calculated approximately and solely from solar radiation readings, but note that the solar sensor's exposure to sunshine is rather limited. The sensor receives less than 25% of total possible sunshine exposure this month, and there is no allowance for sunshine by visual observation only, so the figures above can be very significantly less than the actual daily sunshine duration.
† Barometer trend (previous 3 hours) : F = falling, ST = steady, R = rising; Q = quickly, S = slowly
Weather Notes use METAR codes: OVC = overcast; SHRA = rain showers; '+' = heavy; CAVOK = no cloud below 5000 ft & visibility> 10 km & no fog, precipitation or snow; SN = snow; RASN = Rain and snow