The daily weather log
Sunny, settled weather prevailed in March. By Sunday the 8th several cool nights (9°) had brought the average temperature down to three degrees below normal. It fell no further for the rest of the month. Days were unseasonably warm (33°) from the 18th to the 27th. A little rain (8.0 mm) fell mainly on the 14th, 16th and 31st. By the end of the month there had been no falls over 5 mm for 42 days.
Comparing March months
The mean daily mean temperature was normal. The mean daily maximum (30.7°) was rather high and the mean daily minimum rather low, taking the daily temperature range to 17.1°.
Humidity and cloudiness were rather low. March last year was even less humid, and had much cooler nights. Both set record lows for the decade.
The rainfall total (8.0 mm) was in the 16th percentile for the month. The most common March reading is 11 mm, and the median 38 mm. Because this is the first month of low rainfall since May, rainfall totals for groups of months remain high. Totals are still above the median for all periods up to 72 months, with the exception of the 36-month total, which has now fallen to the 43rd percentile.
Data. Rainfall data is from Manilla Post Office, courtesy of Phil Pinch. Dew point values before August 2005 are from Tamworth Airport 6 am data supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology. Temperature and other data are from 3 Monash Street, Manilla.