Apart from a cold snap about the 9th, March was just a little cooler than usual. There were four rain days, with a maximum reading less than 7 mm. Late in the month, the weather was showery, but none of that rain fell here.
All the mean temperatures, and the Dew Point, were about a degree low. However, this month was not nearly as cold or as dry as March 2008, which had only 2.2 mm of rain, and barely escaped a frost.
The month was very cloudy, but not as cloudy as last year. The subsoil was very warm.
The rainfall total of 15.4 mm is well below the March average of 53.3 mm. It is in the 26th percentile: about one quarter of all March months have been drier than this one. This rather low reading hardly affects the high totals for groups of months. Totals for periods from five months to twenty-four months are still near record high values. No totals up to the thirty-year total are below normal.
Data. Rainfall data is from Manilla Post Office, courtesy of Phil Pinch. Temperatures, including subsoil at 750 mm, and other data are from 3 Monash Street, Manilla.