Monthly Climate Summary for February 2004 at Milhaguet (Carreau)
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Overall mean temperature was 4.6 C which is +0.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 8.9 C which is -0.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 0.3 C which is +0.3 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 8.9 C              
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was -0.1 C              
  Highest day max was 16.4 C on the 6          
  Lowest day max was 0.1 C on the 27          
  Highest night min was 7.6 C on the 22          
  Lowest night min was -8.5 C on the 28          
  Lowest grass min was -11.8 C on the 25          
                       
Total rainfall this month was 28.4 mm which is 31.2 per cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest daily fall was 8.6 mm on the 27          
Number of hours with rain was 55.0 hrs              
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 38.5 hrs which is   per cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest no of wet hrs 10.0 hrs on the 27          
  Highest equiv duration 8.0 hrs on the 27          
                       
Total sunshine this month was 72.1 hrs which is 75.1 per cent of the 1971-2000 average  
Equiv. C/S sunshine total was 79.3 hrs which is 75.1 per cent of the 1971-2000 average  
  Highest daily sun was 5.0 hrs on the 29          
                       
Maximum snow depth was 11.0 cm on the 28          
                       
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1021.7 mbar which is +4.7 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1035.1 mbar on the 9          
  Lowest pressure at 09Z 997.8 mbar on the 27          
                       
Number of days with:                    
Air Frost 12   0.2mm rain 17   No sun 3   Snow lying 5  
Grnd Frost 23   1.0mm 7   3h sun 10   Snow/sleet 6  
Max < 0C 0   5mm 1   6h sun 0   Hail 0  
Max > 10 12   10mm 0   9h sun 0   Thunder 0  
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 2  
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 1  
                       
Notable events during the month:                
Brilliant first six days with high temperatures, low humidity, and unbroken sunshine.        
Driest and sunniest February since 1998                
Very cold and wintry last few days with 11cm snowfall on the 26th