Earliest day of spring over the last century

Thursday marks the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, as well the earliest day of spring in over a century.

Traditionally, spring starts on March 20 or 21 and lasts for three months.

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However, this year it came a bit earlier on March 19 and the last time spring arrived this early was in 1896 – 124 years ago.

Spring will last until June 19 with summer officially beginning on June 20 this year.

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