Monthly Climate Summary for   March   2005  at Milhaguet (Carreau)
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  Very cold and wintry at first, then an abrupt change to sunny and very warm weather around the 15th     Back Forward
                       
Overall mean temperature was 7.3 ēC which is -0.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 12.9 ēC which is +0.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 1.6 ēC which is -0.4 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 13.0 ēC                 
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 1.6 ēC              
  Highest day max was 25.5 ēC on  the   20          
  Lowest day max was -2.0 ēC on  the 4          
  Highest night min was 10.5 ēC on  the 18          
  Lowest night min was -13.2 ēC on  the 1          
  Lowest grass min was -11.2 ēC on  the 1          
                       
Total rainfall this month was 66.2 mm which is 77.0 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest daily fall was 14.1 mm on  the 29          
Number of hours with rain was 105.0 hrs              
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 73.5 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          
  Mean rainfall intensity 0.90 mm/h              
                       
Total sunshine this month was 136.4 hrs which is 104.9 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
Equiv. C/S sunshine total was 150.0 hrs which is 104.9 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest daily sun was 8.4 hrs on  the 23          
                       
Maximum  snow depth  was 10.0 cm on  the  5          
                       
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1018.5 mbar which is +1.1 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1032.5 mbar on  the 17          
  Lowest pressure at 09Z 1005.7 mbar on  the 3          
                       
Number of days with:                    
Air Frost 14   0.2mm rain 13   No  sun 2   Snow lying 10  
Grnd Frost 15   1.0mm 10   3h  sun 21   Snow/sleet 7  
Max < 0ēC 1   5mm 5   6h  sun 11   Hail 0  
Max > 10 19   10mm 3   9h  sun 0   Thunder 2  
Max > 20 8   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 2  
Max > 30 0   50mm 0   15h sun 0   Gale 0  
                       
Notable events during the month:                
An extraordinary contrast between a very cold first half, and an exceptionally warm second half              
Snow lay continuously from Feb 21 to Mar 10.