TASMANIA enjoyed a warm March that also delivered good rains.
A series of cold fronts brought a colder and wet end to the month and also sent a rainfall record tumbling.
Bureau of Meteorology statistics for the month show temperatures were above average in parts of the state in the first half of March, notably on the 10th and 17th when the mercury reached 30C.
There was also a strong high-pressure system.
Hobart’s warmest day was 30.1C on March 17 while the coolest day in the state’s capital was March 26 when the temperature peaked at just 15.9C.
Ouse recorded the state’s top temperature for the month with 31.3C on March 10.
In stark contrast, it got down to -3.9C at Butler’s Gorge overnight on the 21st.
A rainfall record was set at Scotts Peak Dam in the SouthWest on March 19, when 43.2mm fell in just 24 hours.
BOM climatologist Ian Barnes-Keoghan said a cooler change would come this month but it was still likely to be warmer than average.