Figures show a sunny and dry March

The Island enjoyed its seventh-sunniest March in the past 127 years, according to the latest figures released.

Islanders made the most of the warm weather at the end of March, relaxing at Havre des Pas Picture: JON GUEGAN
Islanders made the most of the warm weather at the end of March, relaxing at Havre des Pas Picture: JON GUEGAN

Jersey Met recorded a total of 201 hours of sunshine across the month, more than 30% above the 155-hour average for the past 30 years. The sunniest-ever March was in 2009, with a total of 241 hours.

A burst of early spring heat saw the penultimate day of the month become the warmest March day since records began in 1894, with temperatures hitting 22.9°C. This helped to take the average temperature for the month to 9.0°C, just above the 30-year average figure of 8.8°C.

After Jersey’s second-wettest winter on record, covering the three months up to the end of February, March was significantly drier than average, with a total of 39.8mm of rainfall, compared with the 30-year average of 67.7mm.

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