Monthly Climate Summary for January 2007  at Whipsnade (The Lodge)
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          Exceptionally mild and unsettled till the 20th then a brief cold snap; sunny second half back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 6.1 ēC which is +3.2 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 8.5 ēC which is +3.2 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 3.7 ēC which is +3.3 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 8.8 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 3.4 ēC                
  Highest day max was 12.7 ēC on  the   9            
  Lowest day max was 1.9 ēC on  the 23            
  Highest night min was 10.9 ēC on  the 9            
  Lowest night min was -5.2 ēC on  the 26            
  Lowest grass min was -10.4 ēC on  the 13            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 73.9 mm which is 110.3 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 14.2 mm on  the 9            
Number of hours with rain was                    
TSR rainfall duration was 76.4 hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 9.0 hrs on  the 16            
  Mean rainfall intensity 0.97 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 66.7 hrs which is 126.8 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 6.7 hrs on  the 16            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 2.5 cm on  the  24            
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1016.0 mbar which is +1.4 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1028.8 mbar on  the 14            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 985.9 mbar on  the 18            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 5   0.2mm rain 24   No  sun 10   Snow lying 1    
Grnd Frost 9   1.0mm 17   3h  sun 10   Snow/sleet 4    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 6   6h  sun 4   Hail 0    
Max > 10 10   10mm 2   9h  sun 0   Thunder 0    
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 1    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 1    
                         
Notable events during the month:                  
1st-20th:   mean max 10.4;  mean min  5.4.                  
                         
                         
Noteworthy gale on the 18th; ash tree brought down outside Lodge garden