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woensdag, april 04, 2012

March was third warmest on record

A woman outside beach hutsMarch 2012 was one of the warmest, driest and sunniest on record

Last month was the third warmest March on record - outshone only by 1938 and 1959 - the Met Office has said.

It had an average temperature of 7.7C, compared with March 1938, which had an average of 8C. It was also the fifth driest and third sunniest March.

March saw a total precipitation of 36.4mm of rain and 156.5 hours of sunshine across the month.

Records for temperature and rainfall began in 1910, while the measurements for sunshine began in 1929.

The driest and the sunniest March both occurred in 1929, with just 17mm of rainfall and 169.5 hours of sunshine recorded.

The good weather saw Scotland set a new record for its highest March temperature three days in a row.

Aboyne in Aberdeenshire recorded 23.6C on Tuesday 27 March, beating the record of 23.2C set at Cromdale, near Grantown on Spey, the previous afternoon.

And the day before that, Fyvie Castle in Aberdeenshire recorded 22.8C, beating a March temperature record which had stood for 55 years.

The previous record March temperature in Scotland stood at 22.2C, recorded in 1957 at Gordon Castle, in Moray, and again at Strachan, in Kincardineshire, in 1965.


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