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.