Spanish weather agency AEMET reported that last month was the coldest March on record since 2004, making it the second chilliest March this century.
The average temperature was 10C, which is 1.3C degrees less than the average for March in Spain.
March also had a strikingly high number of days with ice this time of year in many areas, according to AEMET, with Puerto de Navacerrada ski resort outside Madrid having a full 27 out 31 days with freezing temperatures.
The lowest temperature in Navacerrada last month was recorded on March 8th at -7.2C.
The amount of rainfall was also higher than normal, with the country receiving on average 62 millimetres of rain – 31 percent higher than the norm of 47 millimetres for this month.
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