The warmest March on record across England, with an average temperature of 9.2°C, 48°F, was in 1957.
Compare that with the average this month so far at 5.6°C, 41.6°F, slightly below normal. We would normally get about 6°C, 43°F. So you can see despite the dryness of the weather this month has been pretty chilly, if settled. Despite warm sunshine over the last few days, the temperatures will probably only reach normal for the time of year. During the last few days we’ve reached 15.5°C, 59°F in the town but 13°C to 14°C on hills, which is still a good five or six degrees above normal. When we have had high pressure sitting on top of us cutting off the flow from any direction, warm or cold, we have to generate our own warmth from the available energy from the sun at this time of year. So the sun feels warm as our body absorbs the rays but the actual air is much less efficient at absorbing the still limited radiation heat. So no records this month, apart from maybe the rainfall!