March 30, 2013. At the end of 26 days of March, the average temperature of the month in the UK amounted to +2,5 ° C, which is three degrees below normal. With this measure March 2013 becomes the fourth the coldest in the climate history, which is a series of observations since 1910.
Detailing the regions does not change the overall picture. In England March also ranked 4th in Northern Ireland is the sixth in Scotland? Eighth the coldest. In Wales March claims the "prize" third place.
In the history of meteorological experts identify analogues of current events that took place in 1962, 1970, 1979, 1987 and 1995. Even in this millennium Britain survived two cold and snow of March? in 2001 and 2006.
As we reported earlier, the United Kingdom, who suffers from heavy snow and record low temperatures for March, faced with new weather effects — plague livestock. According to the farmers, the snow can be buried thousands of animals, but the exact casualty figures will be known only when the snow melts, you will cover pasture, road access to them and the farm.