Monthly Climate Summary for  October 2006 at Whipsnade (The Lodge),Beds
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                               A very warm month with frequent and occasionally heavy rain       back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 12.5 ēC which is +2.7 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 15.6 ēC which is +2.6 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 9.5 ēC which is +2.8 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 15.8 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 9.3 ēC                
  Highest day max was 20.2 ēC on  the   9            
  Lowest day max was 12.3 ēC on  the 23            
  Highest night min was 13.7 ēC on  the 6            
  Lowest night min was 4.5 ēC on  the 5            
  Lowest grass min was   ēC on  the              
                         
Total rainfall this month was 101.5 mm which is 149.3 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 20.0 mm on  the 9            
Number of hours with rain was                    
TSR rainfall duration was 48.7 hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 9.1 hrs on  the 22            
  Mean rainfall intensity 2.08 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 106.9 hrs which is 100.4 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 8.5 hrs on  the 7            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1010.1 mbar which is -5.3 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1031.8 mbar on  the 13            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 988.7 mbar on  the 20            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 0   0.2mm rain 18   No  sun 3   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 1   1.0mm 11   3h  sun 17   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 6   6h  sun 6   Hail 0    
Max > 10 31   10mm 4   9h  sun 0   Thunder 3    
Max > 20 1   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 6    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
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