Monthly Climate Summary for  August  2003 at Milhaguet (Carreau)
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Overall mean temperature was 23.8 ēC which is +5.5 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 31.9 ēC which is +6.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 15.6 ēC which is +4.8 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 31.9 ēC              
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 15.6 ēC              
  Highest day max was 39.6 ēC on  the   12          
  Lowest day max was 20.1 ēC on  the 30          
  Highest night min was 20.5 ēC on  the 5          
  Lowest night min was 7.5 ēC on  the 31          
  Lowest grass min was 4.4 ēC on  the 31          
                       
Total rainfall this month was 90.9 mm which is 106.9 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest daily fall was 34.3 mm on  the 19          
Number of hours with rain was 34.0 hrs              
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 23.8 hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest no of wet hrs 6.0 hrs on  the 30          
  Highest equiv duration 4.8 hrs on  the 30          
                       
Total sunshine this month was 262.7 hrs which is 122.8 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
Equiv. C/S sunshine total was 289.0 hrs which is 122.8 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest daily sun was 10.9 hrs on  the 1          
                       
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 9   No  sun 0   Snow lying 0  
Grnd Frost 0   1.0mm 7   3h  sun 30   Snow/sleet 0  
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 3   6h  sun 25   Hail 0  
Max > 10 31   10mm 3   9h  sun 18   Thunder 0  
Max > 20 31   25mm 1   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 0  
Max > 30 20   50mm 0   15h sun 0   Gale 0  
                       
Notable events during the month:                
Eleven consecutive days with maxima between 37 and 40ēC, each one eclipsing the previous record      
Minimum of 20.5ēC on the night of 4th/5th also a new station record            
Very heavy thunderstorm rain in the early hours of the 20th: 10.8mm in 10 mins, 17.6mm in 20 mins, 22.0mm in 30 mins