Monthly Climate Summary for  July  2006 at Whipsnade (The Lodge)
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Overall mean temperature was 20.0 ēC which is +4.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 26.5 ēC which is +5.9 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 13.5 ēC which is +2.3 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 26.5 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 13.5 ēC                
  Highest day max was 33.8 ēC on  the   19            
  Lowest day max was 20.4 ēC on  the 7            
  Highest night min was 19.4 ēC on  the 20            
  Lowest night min was 9.1 ēC on  the 15            
  Lowest grass min was 6.6 ēC on  the 21            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 51.0 mm which is 104.1 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 23.6 mm on  the 4            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 18.7 hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 3.8 hrs on  the              
  Mean rainfall intensity 2.73 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 296.6 hrs which is 155.9 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
Equiv. C/S sunshine total was   hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily sun was 15.1 hrs on  the 18            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1019.5 mbar which is +2.2 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1033.3 mbar on  the 14            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 1008.7 mbar on  the 9            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 0   0.2mm rain 12   No  sun 0   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 0   1.0mm 11   3h  sun 28   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 1   6h  sun 25   Hail 0    
Max > 10 31   10mm 1   9h  sun 17   Thunder 6    
Max > 20 31   25mm 0   12h sun 12   Fog at 09Z 0    
Max > 30 8         15h sun 4   Gale 0    
                         
Notable events during the month:                  
Probably the warmest July in this district in the entire instrumental record              20th
Severe storm on the afternoon of the 4th led to a 4-hr power failure