Monthly Climate Summary for January 2003 at Milhaguet (Carreau)
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Overall mean temperature was 1.5 ēC which is -2.3 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 4.2 ēC which is -3.3 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean night minimum (21-09) was -1.2 ēC which is -1.2 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 4.3 ēC
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was -1.5 ēC
Highest day max was 12.5 ēC on  the   2
Lowest day max was -4.3 ēC on  the 11
Highest night min was 9.8 ēC on  the 2
Lowest night min was -10.9 ēC on  the 13
Lowest grass min was -14.1 ēC on  the 13
Total rainfall this month was 111.5 mm which is 107.3 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average
Highest daily fall was 33.4 mm on  the 3
Number of hours with rain was 137.0 hrs
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 95.9 hrs which is per  cent of the 1971-2000 average
Highest no of wet hrs 19.0 hrs on  the 3
Highest equiv duration 15.2 hrs on  the 3
Total sunshine this month was 17.5 hrs which is 24.3 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average
Equiv. C/S sunshine total was 19.3 hrs which is 24.3 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average
Highest daily sun was 2.8 hrs on  the 31
Maximum  snow depth  was 6.0 cm on  the  31
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 20 0.2mm rain 19 No  sun 7 Snow lying 2
Grnd Frost 25 1.0mm 14 3h  sun 0 Snow/sleet 0
Max < 0ēC 7 5mm 5 6h  sun 0 Hail 0
Max > 10 3 10mm 4 9h  sun 0 Thunder 0
Max > 20 0 25mm 1 12h sun 0 Fog at 09Z 0
Max > 30 0 50mm 0 15h sun 0 Gale 1
Notable events during the month:                
It was the coldest January for six years with a severe spell from the 5th-13th, and continuous frost from late-afternoon on the 5th until
mid-morning  on the 13th; deep frost penetration. Blizzard late-evening on the 30th.