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When does spring begin and is it more likely to snow at Easter than Christmas? Things you probably didn't know about the new season

Spring has sprung - today marks the first day of spring in 2019. Though for weather experts, we are already almost three weeks in.

Here we look at some myths and facts around spring, a season of crazy weather, mad hares and moveable feasts.

He drank tea with the Mad Hatter, but is the saying mad as a March hare fair? It is mating time for hares, making them more energetic. Male and female hares are also known to box when the males become too persistent.

5. Are mad March hares a real thing?

He drank tea with the Mad Hatter, but is the saying mad as a March hare fair? It is mating time for hares, making them more energetic. Male and female hares are also known to box when the males become too persistent.
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Sense of smell can be more acute in spring as there is usually more moisture in the air.

6. Spring and your sense of smell

Sense of smell can be more acute in spring as there is usually more moisture in the air.
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That depends! Snow or sleet falls on average 3.9 days in December, compared to 4.2 days in March. But because Easter is a moveable feast, it can also take place in April - which has only 2.3 days of snow or sleet fall.

7. Is it more likely to snow at Easter than Christmas?

That depends! Snow or sleet falls on average 3.9 days in December, compared to 4.2 days in March. But because Easter is a moveable feast, it can also take place in April - which has only 2.3 days of snow or sleet fall.
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Spring forward, fall back. That is the ditty to remember which way the clocks go. This year they go an hour forward on Sunday March 31 at 1am.

8. When do the clocks change?

Spring forward, fall back. That is the ditty to remember which way the clocks go. This year they go an hour forward on Sunday March 31 at 1am.
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