Monthly Climate Summary for February 2008  at Whipsnade (The Lodge)
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Overall mean temperature was 4.7 ēC which is +1.7 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 8.7 ēC which is +2.9 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 0.8 ēC which is +0.6 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 9.1 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 0.4 ēC                
  Highest day max was 12.9 ēC on  the   24            
  Lowest day max was 2.9 ēC on  the 14            
  Highest night min was 7.7 ēC on  the 22            
  Lowest night min was -7.1 ēC on  the 17            
  Lowest grass min was -13.0 ēC on  the 17            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 23.4 mm which is 46.8 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 5.6 mm on  the 4            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 17.0 hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 5.2 hrs on  the 3            
  Mean rainfall intensity   mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 138.7 hrs which is 197.6 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 9.2 hrs on  the 26            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the  1            
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1023.2 mbar which is 8.0 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1043.6 mbar on  the 16            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 997.9 mbar on  the 5            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 13   0.2mm rain 7   No  sun 5   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 24   1.0mm 5   3h  sun 18   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 3   6h  sun 12   Hail 1    
Max > 10 14   10mm 0   9h  sun 1   Thunder 0    
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 4    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 2    
                         
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