Monthly Climate Summary for February 2006 at Hampstead  
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                  Cold and dry early and late;  frequent rain between 11th and 23rd   back forward
                       
Overall mean temperature was 3.7 ēC which is -0.5 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 6.2 ēC              
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 1.7 ēC              
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 6.2 ēC which is -0.4 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 1.2 ēC which is -0.5 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
  Highest day max was 11.9 ēC on  the   15          
  Lowest day max was -0.8 ēC on  the 2          
  Highest night min was 7.1 ēC on  the 13          
  Lowest night min was -3.7 ēC on  the 3          
  Lowest grass min was -4.3 ēC on  the 11          
                       
Total rainfall this month was 47.3 mm which is 75.1 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest daily fall was 11.0 mm on  the 14          
Number of hours with rain was 59.0 hrs              
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 41.3 hrs which is 66.6 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest no of wet hrs 11.0 hrs on  the 12          
  Highest equiv duration 9.1 hrs on  the 12          
Mean rainfall intensity 1.15 mm/h              
                       
Total sunshine this month was 70.9 hrs which is 167.7 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
Equiv. C/S sunshine total was 78.0 hrs which is 167.7 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest daily sun was 7.5 hrs on  the 25          
                       
Maximum  snow depth  was <0.5 cm on the 23          
                       
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1016.2 mbar which is +1.3 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1033.1 mbar on  the 5          
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 985.2 mbar on  the 17          
                       
Number of days with:                    
Air Frost 8   0.2mm rain 13   No  sun 8   Snow lying 1  
Grnd Frost 27   1.0mm 7   3h  sun 12   Snow/sleet 4  
Max < 0ēC 1   5mm 5   6h  sun 4   Hail 2  
Max > 10 4   10mm 1   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  
                       
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