Monthly Climate Summary for  March  2003 at Milhaguet (Carreau)
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Overall mean temperature was 10.3 ēC which is +2.8 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 16.7 ēC which is +3.7 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 3.8 ēC which is +1.8 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 16.8 ēC
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 3.8 ēC
Highest day max was 21.7 ēC on  the   24
Lowest day max was 8.5 ēC on  the 3
Highest night min was 9.3 ēC on  the 29
Lowest night min was -1.9 ēC on  the 7
Lowest grass min was -5.9 ēC on  the 21
Total rainfall this month was 43.3 mm which is 49.8 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average
Highest daily fall was 18.7 mm on  the 1
Number of hours with rain was 44.0 hrs
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 30.8 hrs which is per  cent of the 1971-2000 average
Highest no of wet hrs 20.0 hrs on  the 3
Highest equiv duration 16.0 hrs on  the 3
Total sunshine this month was 195.5 hrs which is 136.7 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average
Equiv. C/S sunshine total was 215.1 hrs which is 136.7 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average
Highest daily sun was 8.7 hrs on  the 24
Maximum  snow depth  was cm on  the 
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z mbar which is mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average
Highest pressure at 09Z mbar on  the
Lowest  pressure at 09Z mbar on  the
Number of days with:
Air Frost 3 0.2mm rain 8 No  sun 2 Snow lying 0
Grnd Frost 20 1.0mm 4 3h  sun 27 Snow/sleet 0
Max < 0ēC 0 5mm 3 6h  sun 22 Hail 0
Max > 10 30 10mm 2 9h  sun 0 Thunder 0
Max > 20 7 25mm 0 12h sun 0 Fog at 09Z 0
Max > 30 0 50mm 0 15h sun 0 Gale 0
Notable events during the month:                
43mm rain fell between the 1st and 5th, but the remainder of the month was completely rainless.  It was the warmest and sunniest 
probably since 1998. Winds often blew strongly from the northeast or southeast.