Jersey Met statistics reveal milder March

St Brelade's Bay. Picture: DAVID FERGUSON. (37787023)

THE Island experienced milder and sunnier weather than average during March, the latest figures from Jersey Met have revealed.

The start of spring signalled a less extreme meteorological month for the Island compared with February, which was the mildest on record, as well as being the dullest for 27 years and the ninth-wettest on record.

A total of 174.4 hours of sunshine were recorded during March, around 13% above the 30-year average figure of 154.4 hours, while the average temperature of 9.7°C was 0.9°C above the average for 1991–2020.

Rainfall of 64.5mm – of which around one-third fell during the first five days of the month – was just below the average March figure of 67.7mm.

Mild, windy and showery conditions are forecast for today and tomorrow, with temperatures of up to 17°C, ahead of calmer, drier and slightly cooler conditions on Sunday.

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