March lion-like from beginning to end

March on P.E.I. started out cold, ended up in a blizzard, and provided no relief for winter-weary Islanders any time in between.

March on P.E.I. started out cold, ended up in a blizzard, and provided no relief for winter-weary Islanders any time in between.

CharlottetownSummerside
March temperatures
2014-6.5C-6.2C
Average-3.0C-2.6C

The first week of March started with temperatures dipping down into the -20s C, and temperatures were more than three degrees below average for the month in both Charlottetown and Summerside.

According to figures from Environment Canada snowfall was more than double the norm, with 93.3 centimetres down in Charlottetown, while the average for the month is 44 centimetres.

There is little sign of relief in the seven-day forecast, with temperatures peaking at 4C on Saturday.