Record March weather

Daytime temperatures in East Anglia in March 2013 have been the lowest since records started in 1910.

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Record year for the region's gritters

Five county councils in the Anglia region say they've carried out record amounts of road gritting this winter.

Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire have spread more salt on the roads than ever before, going out nearly 600 times between them.

Essex County Council has covered more than 26,000 miles, and in Suffolk they've got through 30,000 tonnes of salt - that's twice the average usage.

In Cambridgeshire they've made 100 outings, each one costing £20,000 while Norfolk County Council says it may be gritting well past the normal stop date in early April.

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Spring on hold as March breaks chilly record

Waiting for the snow to go as March breaks cold weather record Credit: Roy Driver

It's all but official - March has been the coldest on record in the Anglia region. Daytime maximum temperatures have been averaging 5.7C during March 2013. The normal is 10.3C.

With no mild weather due to arrive any time soon it's almost certain that March 2013 will be the coldest since East Anglian records started in 1910. This year will beat the previous coldest March in 1964.

Click here to see recent weather pictures from the Anglia region.

Daytime temperatures in East Anglia this March have been the lowest on record. Credit: ITV Anglia / Met Office

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