Monthly Climate Summary for February 2005 at Hampstead  
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Overall mean temperature was 4.0 ēC which is -0.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 6.4 ēC              
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 1.8 ēC              
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 6.5 ēC which is -0.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 1.6 ēC which is -0.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
  Highest day max was 13.3 ēC on  the   12          
  Lowest day max was 1.2 ēC on  the 24          
  Highest night min was 10.3 ēC on  the 12          
  Lowest night min was -4.5 ēC on  the 28          
  Lowest grass min was -16.9 ēC on  the 28          
                       
Total rainfall this month was 30.8 mm which is 48.9 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest daily fall was 7.3 mm on  the 10          
Number of hours with rain was 64.0 hrs              
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 44.8 hrs which is 72.3 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest no of wet hrs 13.0 hrs on  the 10          
  Highest equiv duration 10.8 hrs on  the 10          
Mean rainfall intensity 0.69 mm/h              
                       
Total sunshine this month was 63.8 hrs which is 150.9 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
Equiv. C/S sunshine total was 70.2 hrs which is 150.9 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest daily sun was 7.4 hrs on  the 7          
                       
Maximum  snow depth  was 4.0 cm              
                       
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1021.7 mbar which is +6.8 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1036.7 mbar on  the 3          
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 1002.4 mbar on  the 12          
                       
Number of days with:                    
Air Frost 9   0.2mm rain 19   No  sun 6   Snow lying 6  
Grnd Frost 19   1.0mm 10   3h  sun 12   Snow/sleet 11  
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 1   6h  sun 2   Hail 1  
Max > 10 4   10mm 0   9h  sun 0   Thunder 0  
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 0  
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0  
                       
Notable events during the month:                 
Second half of the month was the coldest such period since 1986, just beating last year      
Snow fell on ten consecutive days 19th-28th