March had two faces

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31 March 2005, AMSTERDAM — The beginning of the month was cold with record snowfalls, while the second half of the month was warmer and mild. Metrological bureau KNMI confirmed the lowest recorded temperature was minus 20.7 degrees in Marknesse in the Noordoostpolder on the night of 3 March. The previous record was minus 18.7 degrees in Wageningen on 7 March 1971.

31 March 2005

AMSTERDAM — The beginning of the month was cold with record snowfalls, while the second half of the month was warmer and mild.
 
Metrological bureau KNMI confirmed the lowest recorded temperature was minus 20.7 degrees in Marknesse in the Noordoostpolder on the night of 3 March. The previous record was minus 18.7 degrees in Wageningen on 7 March 1971.

On 2-3 March this year the greater part of the north of the country was covered by 20 to 50cm of snow, something that happens once in 50 years.

Less than two weeks after the record cold night, a temperature of 20 degrees was recorded in the south of the country, the first official warm day of 2005. A temperature difference of 40 degrees in one month has not been recorded since 1901.

An average of 45mm of rain was recorded in March this year compared to the average of 65mm, KNMI said on Thursday.

[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

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