43rd Cerne Abbas Open Gardens 16 & 17 June 2018, 2-6pm
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March 2018 Commentary

Low pressure predominated through most of the month producing the wettest March this century. Temperatures were well below average with perhaps only 2013 recording lower figures. A really rather bleak month culminating in a damp and chilly Easter weekend.

The first day of the month was actually the coldest with several inches of snow. This was followed by a rise in temperature though the third week produced several nights with temperatures falling below zero and more snow lying around for days.

It was however the persistent rain that dominated the month with only seven days free of any measurable precipitation.

The average temperature for the month was 6.4C, one and a half degrees lower than the average over the last decade, while the total precipitation of 197.7mm to the average of 76.2mm. March is usually one of our five driest months.

Preparation of the cricket square hasn't even started as yet while the Easter visitors have had a very muddy welcome.


Philip Spray



Sunrise and Sunset

DateSunrise Sunset
1 April 20186:46 BST19:41 BST
1 May 20185:44 BST20:30 BST
1 June 20185:02 BST21:13 BST