March 2020 – rather mild across central England

Raw data courtesy of the UKMO

Mean temperatures for March 2020 came in at 6.71°C, which was +1.16°C above the extended 1772-2018 long-term average for the month. Using the more usual 1961-1990 LTA the mean maximum anomaly was +1.69°C and very much higher than the Mean minimum anomaly of +0.37°C, indicating a larger than average diurnal range across the month with mild days than cold nights, especially in the last ten days of the month as a more anticyclonic regime set in. All in all a generally mild March in central England but not overly so, with no new daily extremes either high or low.

Raw data courtesy of the UKMO
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