Monthly Climate Summary for October 2010 at Hampstead  
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                  Very wet start, then a warm week, but several frosts in second half   back forward
                       
Overall mean temperature was 10.9 ēC which is -0.3 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 14.0 ēC              
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 8.0 ēC              
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 14.1 ēC which is -0.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 7.7 ēC which is -0.4 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
  Highest day max was 20.2 ēC on  the   8          
  Lowest day max was 8.4 ēC on  the 20          
  Highest night min was 14.3 ēC on  the 8          
  Lowest night min was -1.0 ēC on  the 21          
  Lowest grass min was -5.3 ēC on  the 21          
                       
Total rainfall this month was 90.6 mm which is 131.4 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest daily fall was 28.2 mm on  the 2          
Number of hours with rain was 79.0 hrs              
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 55.3 hrs which is 128.6 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest no of wet hrs 11.0 hrs on  the 2          
  Highest equiv duration 9.1 hrs on  the 2          
Mean rainfall intensity   1.64 mm/h              
                       
Total sunshine this month was 89.2 hrs which is 89.3 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
Equiv. C/S sunshine total was 98.1 hrs which is 89.3 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest daily sun was 7.6 hrs on  the 11          
                       
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on the            
                       
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1014.4 mbar which is -1.3 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1029.6 mbar on  the 25          
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 996.0 mbar on  the 3          
                       
Number of days with:                    
Air Frost 1   0.2mm rain 18   No  sun 4   Snow lying 0  
Grnd Frost 6   1.0mm 11   3h  sun 16   Snow/sleet 0  
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 6   6h  sun 3   Hail 0  
Max > 10 30   10mm 3   9h  sun 0   Thunder 0  
Max > 20 1   25mm 1   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 1  
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0  
                       
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