March 2021 weather stats for the Western Isles.

Hello and welcome to a look back at our weather in March 2021 – We cover the Western Isles and take a look at the rest of the UK’s weather further down in the blog.

March was a fairly average month with high pressure dominating. There was a low amount of sunshine. One spell of windy weather towards the start of the month. Lots of cloud. Plenty of rainfall. Temperatures struggle to get into double figures.

Stornoway airport and South Uist Met Office site stats.

Stornoway Airport had recorded 69.3 hours of sunshine during March. The Dullest March since 1998 which had 63.1 hours of sunshine.

There was 145.8 mm of rainfall in March making it the wettest month of the year so far. It was the wettest march since 2015 which had 166.8 mm of rainfall.

South Uist had 94.0 mm of rain during the month.

SEPA rainfall Gauges in the Western Isles

Due to a cyber attack at SEPA there is a lack of data from the sites but we do hope this date will return soon.

Daily Records

We only had 1 daily record during the month of March on the 6th of March Stornoway was the wettest place in the UK with 5.2 mm of rain.

Weather Warnings year to date

We had one weather warning during the month of March.  1 for wind.

The total number of weather warnings to date for the year for the Western Isles stands at 14.

Yellow – 14

Amber – 0

Red – 0

A further break down of the warnings.

Wind – 7

Snow and Ice – 8

Rain – 0

Thunderstorms – 0

Wind and snow – 0

Ice – 2

The highest and low temps of the month

Stornoway 11.3C and South Uist 10.3C

Stornoway -0.1C and South Uist 0.8C

Temperature graphs for the Month for Stornoway and South Uist

More here http://starlingsroost.asuscomm.com/weather/ukobs/ukgraphs.php?synop=03023&startdate=2021-03-01&starttime=00%3A00&enddate=2021-04-01&endtime=00%3A00&datatype=SYNOP

UK Weather Stats

Here are some of the weather stats for the UK during March. Some March temprature records where broken.

With regards to rainfall large parts of the UK where below average. Uists and Barra had a particularly dry March compared to average with the North of Lewis having above average.

more here https://blog.metoffice.gov.uk/2021/04/01/records-broken-as-temperate-end-to-march-offsets-earlier-cold-spell/

Thank for reading feedback always welcome.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s