Monthly Climate Summary for September 2006 at Whipsnade (The Lodge)
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          An exceptionally warm September with above-average sunshine and near-normal rainfall       back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 16.6 ēC which is +3.3 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 20.5 ēC which is +3.3 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 12.7 ēC which is +3.4 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 20.5 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 12.7 ēC                
  Highest day max was 27.1 ēC on  the   11            
  Lowest day max was 16.3 ēC on  the 22            
  Highest night min was 16.4 ēC on  the 5            
  Lowest night min was 6.3 ēC on  the 8            
  Lowest grass min was 2.4 ēC on  the 8            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 66.9 mm which is 117.4 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 16.4 mm on  the 22            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was   hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration   hrs on  the              
  Mean rainfall intensity   mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 160.0 hrs which is 117.2 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 11.6 hrs on  the 8            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1013.6 mbar which is -2.8 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1032.3 mbar on  the 8            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 1002.4 mbar on  the 14            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 0   0.2mm rain 17   No  sun 1   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 0   1.0mm 10   3h  sun 21   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 4   6h  sun 13   Hail 0    
Max > 10 30   10mm 2   9h  sun 6   Thunder 3    
Max > 20 14   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 3    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
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