/Mild March temperatures well short of record….

Mild March temperatures well short of record….

Most people are enjoying the marvellous mild March weather with temperatures edging above 17C in the south of England.But there’s a long way to go before the UK breaks its record for the warmest March day ever-recorded.March’s warmest ever temperature was 25.6C at Mepal, Cambridgeshire, on March 29, 1968. However thermometers regularly nudge above 20C so the UK is well-short of smashing March weather records.The March average for the south of the UK is just 10C and it looks as if the mercury will remain well above that mark for several days at least.

But thermometers are unlikely to beat the 18.3C recorded in London last month, which was the warmest day of the year so far and the seventh mildest winter day on record.Meteorological spring began on March 1, while the first day of astronomical spring is on March 20.