Monthly Climate Summary for  August  2002 at Milhaguet (Carreau)
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Overall mean temperature was 17.5 ēC which is -0.8 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 23.1 ēC which is -2.7 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 11.9 ēC which is +1.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 23.1 ēC              
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 11.9 ēC              
  Highest day max was 32.1 ēC on  the   17          
  Lowest day max was 15.4 ēC on  the 26          
  Highest night min was 15.8 ēC on  the 19          
  Lowest night min was 8.0 ēC on  the 13          
  Lowest grass min was 8.4 ēC on  the 2          
                       
Total rainfall this month was 135.7 mm which is 159.7 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest daily fall was 41.6 mm on  the 25          
Number of hours with rain was 117.0 hrs              
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 81.9 hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest no of wet hrs 21.0 hrs on  the 25          
  Highest equiv duration 16.8 hrs on  the 25          
                       
Total sunshine this month was 169.6 hrs which is 79.3 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
Equiv. C/S sunshine total was 186.6 hrs which is 79.3 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest daily sun was 9.9 hrs on  the 16          
                       
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the             
                       
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z   mbar which is   mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average
  Highest pressure at 09Z   mbar on  the            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z mbar on  the            
                       
Number of days with:                    
Air Frost 0   0.2mm rain 24   No  sun 1   Snow lying 0  
Grnd Frost 0   1.0mm 16   3h  sun 22   Snow/sleet 0  
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 7   6h  sun 16   Hail 0  
Max > 10 31   10mm 4   9h  sun 5   Thunder 0  
Max > 20 22   25mm 1   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 0  
Max > 30 2   50mm 0   15h sun 0   Gale 0  
                       
Notable events during the month:                
During the thunderstorm in the early hours of the 20th, heaviest short-period rainfall was 6.6mm in 10 minutes    
Unseasonably cold, dull and damp for four days 25th-28th; max of 15.4ēC on the 26th was the lowest in August for several years