Monthly Climate Summary for January 2008  at Whipsnade (The Lodge)
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                           A wet but fairly sunny month;  very mild with few frosts       back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 5.8 ēC which is +3.0 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 8.2 ēC which is +2.9 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 3.5 ēC which is +3.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 8.6 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 3.3 ēC                
  Highest day max was 12.5 ēC on  the   20            
  Lowest day max was 1.6 ēC on  the 3            
  Highest night min was 11.2 ēC on  the 19            
  Lowest night min was -1.7 ēC on  the 22            
  Lowest grass min was -7.0 ēC on  the 17            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 84.7 mm which is 126.4 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 13.2 mm on  the 15            
Number of hours with rain was                    
TSR rainfall duration was 77.5 hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 11.0 hrs on  the 19            
  Mean rainfall intensity 1.09 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 67.3 hrs which is 127.9 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 7.1 hrs on  the 16            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the  0            
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1012.4 mbar which is -2.2 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1035.2 mbar on  the 25            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 982.0 mbar on  the 15            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 3   0.2mm rain 20   No  sun 9   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 18   1.0mm 16   3h  sun 11   Snow/sleet 3    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 7   6h  sun 5   Hail 1    
Max > 10 5   10mm 2   9h  sun 0   Thunder 0    
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 3    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
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