Monday, 2 March 2015
The overnight gales died down through the morning and we had few nice sunny spells. The wind that remained had a cold edge to it.
Through the afternoon we had some rain, more than any day in February, but at least it was rain and not snow which fell in parts of West Yorkshire.
The day’s total rainfall amounted to 2.8mm (0.11”).
The weather statistics for February weren't too much out of the ordinary. Yesterday, I commented about it being a dry month. Temperature wise it was around average but much colder than last year when February was exceptionally mild for February.
The start of March brings the beginning of meteorological spring. Looking back at the three winter months we haven't done too badly. With temperatures around average, although once again not as mild as winter 2014 I don't think I can complain too much. It was however a windy winter especially in January which produced our worst gales in the last five years.
Providing we get some fairly average weather for March the end of the month should see the start of the sowing season getting into full swing. March can be a month of large weather swings from lovely warm weather giving the impression summer has arrived to bitterly cold nights making us wish we’d held back on sowing seeds for a little while longer.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 10:27