Douglas Quay with some clouds in March 2021
Douglas Quay with some clouds in March 2021 Credit: Michael Josem Credit: Michael Josem

March 2021 in the Isle of Man was slightly warmer than usual, with a mean temperature of 7.4°C, slightly warmer than March 2020 (7.0°C) and above the long-term mean* of 6.8°C, according to the Ronaldsway Met Office.

During March 2021, there was 47.5mm of rain, which was more than the 39.2mm recorded in March 2020, but almost 20% below the long-term average of 66mm for March.

Ronaldsway Met office also reported 113.5 hours of bright sunshine, below the 162 hours recorded in March 2020, but very close to the long-term March average of 115 hours.

*Throughout, the long-term figures are for the thirty period from 1981-2010.


Michael Josem is a long-term consumer advocate, most prominently as a global leader in combating fraud in the online gambling industry. He was in part the inspiration for the 20th Century Fox Movie, Runner Runner, starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

Josem has over a decade of experience as a senior business leader working across various high-tech and online industries, and takes action to build a better community. His primary volunteer roles include service for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and Graih, the homelessness charity.