County’s coldest March on record

Corby resident battls the cold to clear his driveway of snow on March 23.
Corby resident battls the cold to clear his driveway of snow on March 23.

Last month was the coldest March on record in the county, with temperatures reaching a chilly average of just 2.5C, nearly 5C below what we should expect for the time of year.

The news has been released by Pitsford Weather Station, who said the coldest March on record previously had been in 1962, which saw an average of 2.7C.

For much of the month daytime temperatures remained in single figures, reaching only 0.4C on the March 24. Rainfall amounts were up on average with 68mm recorded over the month but a good amount of this was in the form of snow. Snowfall was recorded on 13 days in March.

The weather station said the warmest day of the month this year was March 4, which saw temperatures climb to around 10C.

Pitsford Weather Station added that there is no immediate end in sight to the current cold spell, stating: “The forecast is for high pressure to remain fixed to the north of the UK for at least the next two weeks maintaining the flow of cold air from the east.”