Thu 17th clear spells and frosty away from cloudier East Mids (Llanwnnen -4.8c). Sunny spells and a few brief showers (mainly WW), temps around or slightly above average (Mumbles 8.9c, Pershore College 8.9c). Almost unbroken sunshine much of Midlands.
Fri 18th widespread frost, a few showers still mainly WW with hail and sleet. Sunny morning Midlands, WW mostly cloudy with rain at times..
Sun 21st very mild, Pershore 15.0c,
Wed 24th cold night, Llanwnnen min -6.7c, Hereford -6.1c. Lovely sunny day but a few wintry showers about by evening. 9 hours sun in places inc Llanwnnen.
Thu 25th frost and fog, a few wintry showers, sprinkling here at Llanwnnen first thing just about provided the one and only day of 'snow lying' of Winter 2015/16!
February saw close to average temperatures and was rather wet and dull especially across Wales
Winter 2015/16 second mildest on record in the CET series back to 1659 also very wet and the wettest on record for Wales. Largely snowless below 1000 feet.
Tue 1st very mild Pershore College 15.6c
Wed 2nd rather cold wintry showers, slight snow coverings some high ground temporarily
Fri 4th wintry weather in parts, especially N Mids and North Wales with several inches over hills (up to a foot over parts of Peak District). Wintry mix am Llanwnnen gave thin slushy covering, coverings parts of lowland Midlands evening inc Coventry but soon thawed. Rather cold (Nottingham max 3.5c, Capel Curig 4.2c)
Tue 8th/ Wed 9th very wet Midlands, second wettest March day Bablake with 27.8mm (31.2mm 1919 ), Lon Lawford 31.4mm (meas 0830) wettest day for several years there..pretty severe flooding Warwickshire..virtually all the rain fell after midnight therefors 9th credited to 8th March.. Church Lawford wettest place in the Midlands with 35.6mm (2100)
Thu 10th sunny, almost unbroken over WW (Llanwnnen 10 hrs est) in contrast to a cloudy in places damp and chilly Midlands (max Mumbles 13.2c, Church Lawford 6.8c)
Fri 11th sharp hoar frost WW and Marches (Llanwnnen -4.7c, Shawbury -4.7c coldest in UK)), foggy night much of Midlands but mild, sunny pm
Sun 13th very mild sunny WW (Porthmadog 15c, Llanwnnen 14.9c)..
Tue 15th local frost (Llanwnnen -2.4c). Contrasts warm sunshine WW, cool cloudy East Midlands (Llanwnnen 15.8c, Nottingham max 7.2c)
Fri 18th dry and mild WW over a week now and often sunny, temps up to 16c, cooler Mids, esp E Mids with some days cloudy and decidedly cool here (not above 7c). Some sharp overnight frosts though, min last night Llanwnnen -5.4c, Pershore -3.4c..
Nature notes mid March: coolish start to March pegged back Spring somewhat, so that Daffs as they should be were still proliofic, Snowdrops fading fast. No migrants as yet, Chiffchaff or Sand Martin are our earliest arrivals typically getting here mid March.