Beware the Ides!
15/03/10Today marks the "The Ides of March" when Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44BC. When he had earler attempted to invade Britain in 55BC, landing in Kent, his navy was almost completely destroyed in a heavy storm. So he abandoned the idea and went elsewhere, utterly depressed with the British weather.
The first 2 weeks of March neatly fit into 2 types of weather; sunny and cold during the first week and mainly overcast but bright during the 2nd week. The period was very dry, as March generally is, and the daytime temperatures gradually rose during the second week and were in double figures by the 14th. Caesar would have approved!