Monthly Climate Summary for October 2003 at Milhaguet (Carreau)
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Overall mean temperature was 9.8 ēC which is -2.6 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 13.6 ēC which is -5.2 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 6.0 ēC which is 0.0 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 13.6 ēC              
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 5.9 ēC              
  Highest day max was 23.5 ēC on  the   2          
  Lowest day max was 3.0 ēC on  the 24          
  Highest night min was 13.7 ēC on  the 1          
  Lowest night min was -5.0 ēC on  the 25          
  Lowest grass min was -6.8 ēC on  the 26          
                       
Total rainfall this month was 174.9 mm which is 203.4 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest daily fall was 41.4 mm on  the 30          
Number of hours with rain was 129.0 hrs              
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 90.3 hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest no of wet hrs 22.0 hrs on  the 30          
  Highest equiv duration 17.6 hrs on  the 30          
                       
Total sunshine this month was 47.4 hrs which is 31.2 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
Equiv. C/S sunshine total was 52.1 hrs which is 31.2 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest daily sun was 4.4 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 4   0.2mm rain 20   No  sun 4   Snow lying 0  
Grnd Frost 8   1.0mm 14   3h  sun 3   Snow/sleet 0  
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 11   6h  sun 0   Hail 0  
Max > 10 22   10mm 7   9h  sun 0   Thunder 0  
Max > 20 3   25mm 2   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 0  
Max > 30 0   50mm 0   15h sun 0   Gale 0  
                       
Notable events during the month:                
Very wet end with 94mm of rain during the last four days              
Exceptional cold snap 21st-31st; maximum of 3.0ēC on the 24th and minimum  of -5.0ēC on the 25th are both new October records