Monthly Climate Summary for  March  2005 at Hampstead  
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Overall mean temperature was 7.3 ēC which is +0.8 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 10.8 ēC              
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 4.2 ēC              
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 10.9 ēC which is +0.9 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 3.8 ēC which is +0.8 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
  Highest day max was 20.1 ēC on  the   19          
  Lowest day max was 1.8 ēC on  the 2          
  Highest night min was 11.7 ēC on  the 22          
  Lowest night min was -4.3 ēC on  the 4          
  Lowest grass min was -18.3 ēC on  the 4          
                       
Total rainfall this month was 44.2 mm which is 86.7 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest daily fall was 18.9 mm on  the 29          
Number of hours with rain was 55.0 hrs              
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 38.5 hrs which is 80.2 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest no of wet hrs 13.0 hrs on  the 29          
  Highest equiv duration 10.8 hrs on  the 29          
Mean rainfall intensity 1.15 mm/h              
                       
Total sunshine this month was 104.1 hrs which is 104.2 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
Equiv. C/S sunshine total was 114.5 hrs which is 104.2 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest daily sun was 9.9 hrs on  the 19          
                       
Maximum  snow depth  was 7.0 cm on the 4          
                       
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1017.0 mbar which is +2.2 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1033.4 mbar on  the 9          
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 999.3 mbar on  the 2          
                       
Number of days with:                    
Air Frost 8   0.2mm rain 17   No  sun 4   Snow lying 3  
Grnd Frost 13   1.0mm 9   3h  sun 14   Snow/sleet 6  
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 2   6h  sun 7   Hail 0  
Max > 10 14   10mm 1   9h  sun 1   Thunder 0  
Max > 20 1   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 2  
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0  
                       
Notable events during the month:                 
Coldest first week of March since 1971, and coldest first half since 1996.       
Warmest second half of March since 1938                
Max of 20.1ēC on the 19th was the highest in March since 1990            
Max of 1.8ēC on the 2nd and min of -4.3ēC on the 4th were both the lowest in March since 1987