March 2011 was a very dry month, there had only been 0.7mm up to the 28th, then a couple of weak fronts crossed us and gave some light rain so the month's total then struggled up to 3.0mm. We have to go back to the 25th of Feb for the last appreciable rainfall. The conditions meant that for the first time, we think, the three acres of Systematic Beds were all hoed over by the end of March!
The maximum temperature in March was 18.4
on the 23rd followed by 18.2°C on the 31st. There were four air frosts with -4.2°C on the 8th being the lowest and -9.0°C on the ground during the same night.