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March drier and warmer than normal

Rainfall down 25% compared to average for this time of year

March was drier than normal on the Isle of Man, with Ronaldsway Met Office recording less than 48mm of rain last month.

The second week of the month saw the most rainfall, but it left the period short of the average of 63mm.

The month was also slightly warmer than usual for this time of year, with a mean temperature of 7.4°c.

A total of 113.5 hours of sunshine were recorded during March, which is slightly below average.

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