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March 1915: an interesting month

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March 1915 was an interesting month. The start of the month began with a polar maritime airmass that brought heavy thundery wintry showers across the South.

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There was a pleasant spell just before mid month with temperatures getting into the teens

Crieff: 16.1C on the 12th

Alnwick Castle: 16.7C on the 13th

There was a dramatic change in weather when a developing low dragged very cold air across central and northern areas

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This brought gales and drifting snow especially to the Peak District, Pennines and southern Uplands. 5 inches of snow at Macclesfield with 5ft drifts. Sheep farmers suffered badly and railway communications were disrupted.

Conditions eased somewhat but snow showers and frosts continued during the last week

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Sunshine totals in hrs

Camden Square: 80

Margate: 96

Worthing: 117.2

Weymouth: 140.8

Bolton: 65

Paisley: 120

Rainfall % of average

England and Wales: 54

Scotland: 79

Ireland: 40

CET: 5.2C

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