Monthly Climate Summary for February 2007  at Whipsnade (The Lodge)
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    Cold till 10th with severe frosts and substantial snow;  mild, rainy, and very unsettled thereafter back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 5.2 ēC which is +2.2 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 7.9 ēC which is +2.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 2.5 ēC which is +2.3 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 8.0 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 2.2 ēC                
  Highest day max was 11.3 ēC on  the   23            
  Lowest day max was 0.8 ēC on  the 8            
  Highest night min was 6.9 ēC on  the 24            
  Lowest night min was -9.0 ēC on  the 7            
  Lowest grass min was -11.9 ēC on  the 7            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 96.5 mm which is 193.0 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 15.2 mm on  the 24            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 99.0 hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 13.0 hrs on  the 13            
  Mean rainfall intensity   mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 75.7 hrs which is 107.8 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 8.2 hrs on  the 3            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 14.0 cm on  the  8            
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1007.5 mbar which is -7.7 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1040.6 mbar on  the 3            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 979.9 mbar on  the 12            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 7   0.2mm rain 20   No  sun 9   Snow lying 3    
Grnd Frost 25   1.0mm 16   3h  sun 11   Snow/sleet 3    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 9   6h  sun 6   Hail 1    
Max > 10 7   10mm 3   9h  sun 0   Thunder 1    
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 8    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
Notable events during the month:                  
Snow fell for much of the 8th and 9th, reaching a max depth of 15cm at 15z on the 8th -- probably the deepest here since 1991