MONTHLY WEATHER REVIEW - ARMIDALE NSW
March 2012 was a dry, mild to warm cloudy month.
Despite the number of cloudy days, rainfall was less than half the average totaling 65.4 millimetres. All falls were light with the heaviest being just 6.0 mm from a thunderstorm on the 15th.
Day temperatures were mostly in the low to mid
twenties and were slightly lower than normal. Overnight minimums were
close to normal. There were no notable temperature extremes and no frosts.
Prevailing winds were light easterlies.
There was one thunderstorm on the 15th and there was no hail.
There were no noteworthy events.
MARCH STATISTICS (long term averages in brackets):
Rainfall: 29.6 mm (65.4 mm)
Rain days: 8 (10)
2012 rainfall total Jan to Mar: 203.0 mm (255.9 mm)
Average maximum temp: 22.7 deg (23.4 deg)
Average minimum temp: 9.8 deg (10.2 deg)
Highest maximum temp: 28.0 deg on the 1st
Lowest maximum temp: 18.5 deg on the 6th
Highest minimum temp: 14.2 deg on the 4th
Lowest minimum temp: 3.2 deg on the 24th
Fine sunny days: 11 (17)
Ideal weather days: 0 (2)
Days with thunderstorms: 1 (2.5)
Days with frosts: 0 (1)
Days with fogs: 4 (3)
Wind direction at 3pm & number of days: E: 16, W: 7, SE: 3, S: 3, NW: 1, Calm: 1
Average daily evaporation: 3.2 mm (3.7 mm)
15th: 4.00-5.30pm - slight storm