After double the average rainfall in February, March saw little more than half the regional mean.
Bury St Edmunds weather recorder Alan Messem logged 26.2mm of rain in March, which was only 57 per cent of the regional average. It fell over only six wet days, which was five fewer than average.
The two weeks from March 3 was the first dry fortnight since July, and the longest dry period in March since 2003.
But when the rain did return it was accompanied by a 17 minute hail shower on the 18th and large ‘snow grains’ on the 22nd and 23rd.
But Bury’s total rainfall so far this year is 63mm above average at 197mm over 45 days, which is 14 more wet days than average.