Huddersfield Weather Watch – March 2016


Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:43:00 BST

Temperatures down, rainfall up

Easter egg TEMPERATURES for the month were below average whilst rainfall figures were above average for the time of year.  The average figures are those recorded since 1990 from the Applied Sciences Weather Station.

The monthly mean temperature was 6.28˚C compared to the average figure of 7.0˚C.  The warmest day of the month was Friday 25th with an average temperature of 10.4˚C.  The highest maximum temperature of 15.3˚C was recorded on Saturday 26th.  The coldest day of the month was Sunday 6th with an average temperature of 2.6˚C.  The lowest minimum temperature was -1.3˚C recorded on Monday 7th.  The temperature fell below zero on just two days of the month.

A total of 91mm of rainfall was recorded during the month (average 61.14mm) making it the wettest March since 2008 and the 6th wettest since our records began.  The wettest day of the month was Sunday 27th with a total of 22.6mm of rainfall (24.8% of the month’s total rainfall).  Nineteen days of the month escaped rainfall with the driest spells falling between Thursday 10th and Friday 25th.

The mean wind speed for the month was 11.4km/hr.  The highest mean wind speed was 23.04km/hr recorded on Tuesday 1st.  The highest gust of wind for the whole month was 107.64km/hr recorded on Wednesday 2nd.

The prevailing wind direction for the month was south west.

Julie Walker
Resource Centre and Environmental Technician
School of Applied Sciences

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