The daily weather log
Three weeks of normal March weather were followed by six days that were cool, humid, overcast and rainy. While the wettest day had only 26.4 mm, the 14 rain days would be a record for March, but for the 16 rain days in March 1894. (Manilla never had a month with more rain days than June 1950, which had 18.)
Comparing March months
Unlike recent arid months, March was near normal in day-time temperature, humidity and cloudiness. Nights were very warm, however .
The total rainfall of 101.6 mm is almost twice the March average of 53 mm, and in the 85th percentile. March has been wetter in nineteen years, including 2001 (103 mm) and 2007 (114 mm). Taking rainfall totals for more than one month, the greatest shortages are not serious (i.e. not below the 10th percentile). The twelve-month total (469 mm) is in the 14th percentile. Other totals have higher percentile values, and most totals for 30 months or more are above 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.