Monthly Climate Summary for December 2006 at Whipsnade (Lodge)
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Overall mean temperature was 5.7 ēC which is +1.8 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 7.6 ēC which is +1.4 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 3.7 ēC which is +2.2 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 8.0 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 2.9 ēC                
  Highest day max was 12.5 ēC on  the   4            
  Lowest day max was -0.1 ēC on  the 21            
  Highest night min was 11.8 ēC on  the 14            
  Lowest night min was -4.5 ēC on  the 20            
  Lowest grass min was -7.9 ēC on  the 20            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 73.6 mm which is 103.7 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 12.4 mm on  the 29            
Number of hours with rain was                    
               TSR rainfall duration was 76.3 hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 16.0 hrs on  the              
  Mean rainfall intensity 0.96 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 60.1 hrs which is 123.9 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 6.8 hrs on  the 17            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1019.4 mbar which is +4.8 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1044.8 mbar on  the 22            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 984.0 mbar on  the 8            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 8   0.2mm rain 18   No  sun 13   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 10   1.0mm 11   3h  sun 7   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0ēC 2   5mm 8   6h  sun 4   Hail 0    
Max > 10 12   10mm 1   9h  sun 0   Thunder 1    
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 7    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
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