OFFICIAL figures confirm what we all knew - March was very cold and wet.
Weatherwatchers at Huddersfield University say it was the third coldest March since their records began in 1990 and the wettest month since August 2004.
The monthly mean temperature was 5.03°C, over 2°C lower than the average figure for March of 7.17°C.
The warmest day of the month was Sunday 26 with an average temperature of 13.7°C. The highest maximum temperature of 16.5°C was also recorded on this day.
Coldest day of the month was Thursday 2 with an average temperature of -0.4°C. The lowest minimum temperature of -5.6°C was also recorded on the same day.
The temperature fell below zero on eight days of the month.
Much-needed rain fell during March after four months of below average rainfall in Huddersfield.
It was the second wettest March since the university records began in 1990, the wettest being March 1994 when 113.4mm of rain fell.
A total of 109.6mm of rain fell compared to the average figure for January of 61.5mm, making it the wettest month since August 2004 when 235.2mm of rain was recorded.
The wettest day of the month was Monday 27 with 21.8mm of rain, a fifth of the month's total rainfall.
Only nine days of the month escaped without any rainfall, the driest spell falling between Monday 20 and Wednesday 22.