Monthly Climate Summary for December 2007 at Whipsnade (Lodge)
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         Disturbed but very mild first ten days; anticyclonic 11th-24th;  changeable last week   back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 4.3 ēC which is +0.4 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 6.5 ēC which is +0.3 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 2.0 ēC which is +0.5 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 6.9 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 1.5 ēC                
  Highest day max was 13.1 ēC on  the   6            
  Lowest day max was 1.7 ēC on  the 17            
  Highest night min was 10.9 ēC on  the 28            
  Lowest night min was -5.2 ēC on  the 20            
  Lowest grass min was -11.1 ēC on  the 20            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 61.9 mm which is 87.2 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 12.3 mm on  the 24            
Number of hours with rain was                    
               TSR rainfall duration was 42.9 hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 6.6 hrs on  the              
  Mean rainfall intensity 1.44 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 64.3 hrs which is 132.6 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 6.6 hrs on  the 11            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1024.2 mbar which is +9.6 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1111.1 mbar on  the 7            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 978.4 mbar on  the 9            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 11   0.2mm rain 14   No  sun 8   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 20   1.0mm 10   3h  sun 10   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 6   6h  sun 3   Hail 0    
Max > 10 8   10mm 1   9h  sun 0   Thunder 1    
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 2    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 1    
                         
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