March weather was a mixed bag in Boston


It was a mixture of warm, sunny days with cold frosty nights for March according to The Standard’s weatherman.

Albert Kirkham said it has been the second warmest March since 1990 - and the sunniest for five years.

The highest maximum temperature, on the 9th, was 19.4C (67F).

The lowest maximum temperature, recorded on the 26th, was 8.3C (47F).

On the 17th, the temperature fell no lower than 8.3C (47F) but on the 24th it was as low as -2.8C (27F).

The mean maximum temperature of the month was 13.3C (55.6F) higher than the average for the month at 10.6 (50.9). The mean minimum was 3.3C (37.9F) against the average of 2.8C (37.2F).

The town had much less rainfall than usual, with 21.4mm (.84ins) against the average of 47.9mm (1.89ins) across 13 days of measurable rain.

The greatest rainfall in one day came on the 2nd with 5.3mm (0.21ins).

Townspeople had 162.2 hours of bright sunshine in March, more than the average of 120.8 hours.

The sunniest day was on the 29th with 9.7 hours.

There were 16 ground frosts, five air frosts, four days of fog and two days with no sunshine at all.

The highest barometer reading in the town came on the 11th at 30.51ins – and the lowest was recorded on the 3rd at 28.96ins.