Monthly Climate Summary for  March  2008 at Hampstead  
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             Mostly dry, bright and mild first week, then often cold and wet. Wintry Easter   back forward
                       
Overall mean temperature was 6.4 ēC which is -0.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 9.7 ēC              
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 3.4 ēC              
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 9.7 ēC which is -0.3 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 3.1 ēC which is +0.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
  Highest day max was 13.9 ēC on  the   11          
  Lowest day max was 2.4 ēC on  the 23          
  Highest night min was 9.2 ēC on  the 2          
  Lowest night min was -2.6 ēC on  the 23          
  Lowest grass min was -7.5 ēC on  the 5          
                       
Total rainfall this month was 76.1 mm which is 149.3 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest daily fall was 17.8 mm on  the 15          
Number of hours with rain was 80.0 hrs              
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 56.0 hrs which is 116.7 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest no of wet hrs 15.0 hrs on  the 15          
  Highest equiv duration 12.5 hrs on  the 15          
Mean rainfall intensity 1.36 mm/h              
                       
Total sunshine this month was 96.7 hrs which is 96.8 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
Equiv. C/S sunshine total was 106.4 hrs which is 96.8 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest daily sun was 7.0 hrs on  the 7          
                       
Maximum  snow depth  was 1.0 cm on the 23          
                       
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1007.3 mbar which is -7.5 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1036.0 mbar on  the 5          
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 969.8 mbar on  the 10          
                       
Number of days with:                    
Air Frost 5   0.2mm rain 20   No  sun 1   Snow lying 1  
Grnd Frost 12   1.0mm 15   3h  sun 15   Snow/sleet 5  
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 4   6h  sun 4   Hail 1  
Max > 10 15   10mm 2   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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