Monthly Climate Summary for  March  2007  at Whipsnade (Lodge)
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                                         Very sunny;  wet start but largely dry after the 5th       back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 6.4 ēC which is +1.2 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 10.8 ēC which is +2.2 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 2.0 ēC which is +0.3 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 10.8 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 1.8 ēC                
  Highest day max was 15.8 ēC on  the   11            
  Lowest day max was 4.6 ēC on  the 20            
  Highest night min was 7.9 ēC on  the 6            
  Lowest night min was -5.2 ēC on  the 22            
  Lowest grass min was -7.8 ēC on  the 22            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 48.4 mm which is 82.0 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 14.4 mm on  the 4            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 64.2 hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 12.6 hrs on  the 2            
  Mean rainfall intensity 0.75 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 177.3 hrs which is 169.3 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 9.9 hrs on  the 18            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 1.5 cm on  the  22            
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1016.8 mbar which is +2.2 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1036.7 mbar on  the 14            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 991.4 mbar on  the 1            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 7   0.2mm rain 17   No  sun 3   Snow lying 1    
Grnd Frost 17   1.0mm 8   3h  sun 24   Snow/sleet 6    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 3   6h  sun 19   Hail 3    
Max > 10 21   10mm 2   9h  sun 4   Thunder 0    
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 4    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 1    
                         
Notable events during the month:                  
Temporary snow cover early hours of 19th, evening and night of 19th/20th and of 20th/21st, as well as morning of 22nd