March 2013 was second coldest since records began April 3rd, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments March 2013 was second coldest since records began Freezing temperatures in March 2013 made it the joint second coldest since records began more than a century ago, the Met Office has said. The average temperature in England was just 2.6C – more than 3C colder than the long-term monthly average – only March 1962 was colder at 1.9C (35F). March was also much drier than usual but the amount of sunshine was slightly down. In what the Met Office described as an “unusual turn”, March 2013 was colder than the three preceding winter months. This last happened in 1975. Forecasters said the cold, dry conditions were set to continue for the time being – but milder and more unsettled weather was expected next week. Average temperatures are set to reach 7C to 8C (44F to 46F) on Saturday and 9C (48F) on Sunday. In contrast, March last year saw people take to the beach with temperatures in places reaching the low 20s degrees. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell? Call OTS www.callots.co.uk Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!