Monthly Climate Summary for  March  2006  at Milhaguet (Carreau)
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          Probably the wettest March in this region since 1888; one warm and sunny day on the 26th     Back Forward
                       
Overall mean temperature was 6.9 ēC which is -0.5 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 11.3 ēC which is -1.5 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 2.5 ēC which is +0.5 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 11.3 ēC                 
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 2.4 ēC              
  Highest day max was 21.8 ēC on  the   26          
  Lowest day max was 3.0 ēC on  the 1          
  Highest night min was 8.9 ēC on  the 27          
  Lowest night min was -5.4 ēC on  the 13          
  Lowest grass min was -8.7 ēC on  the 14          
                       
Total rainfall this month was 231.0 mm which is 268.6 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest daily fall was 30.0 mm on  the 3          
Number of hours with rain was 195.0 hrs              
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 136.5 hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest no of wet hrs 18.0 hrs on  the 3          
  Highest equiv duration 14.4 hrs on  the 3          
  Mean rainfall intensity 1.69 mm/h              
                       
Total sunshine this month was 100.1 hrs which is 77.0 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
Equiv. C/S sunshine total was 110.1 hrs which is 77.0 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest daily sun was 7.4 hrs on  the 17          
                       
Maximum  snow depth  was 2.0 cm on  the  2          
                       
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1013.1 mbar which is -4.3 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1026.8 mbar on  the 12          
  Lowest pressure at 09Z 996.7 mbar on  the 4          
                       
Number of days with:                    
Air Frost 10   0.2mm rain 21   No  sun 3   Snow lying 2  
Grnd Frost 13   1.0mm 20   3h  sun 16   Snow/sleet 4  
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 16   6h  sun 5   Hail 1  
Max > 10 20   10mm 7   9h  sun 0   Thunder 4  
Max > 20 1   25mm 2   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 2  
Max > 30 0   50mm 0   15h sun 0   Gale 0  
                       
Notable events during the month:                
Reference to the long sequence of records available for Limoges suggests that this was the wettest March in the region since 1888              
Since the rains returned in mid-February, some 343.2mm of rain has fallen in six-and-a-half weeks