Monthly Climate Summary for  July  2008  at Whipsnade (The Lodge)
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                 Very wet spell 6th-11th; cool and cloudy till the 21st, then very warm       back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 16.1 ēC which is +0.2 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 20.8 ēC which is +0.2 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 11.3 ēC which is +0.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 20.8 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 11.3 ēC                
  Highest day max was 27.5 ēC on  the   27            
  Lowest day max was 15.7 ēC on  the 6            
  Highest night min was 15.1 ēC on  the 15            
  Lowest night min was 5.4 ēC on  the 22            
  Lowest grass min was 1.4 ēC on  the 4            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 80.8 mm which is 164.9 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 23.2 mm on  the 9            
Number of hours with rain was                    
TSR rainfall duration was 49.3 hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 15.5 hrs on  the              
  Mean rainfall intensity 1.64 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 203.2 hrs which is 106.8 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 13.6 hrs on  the 21            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1014.0 mbar which is -3.3 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1026.3 mbar on  the 22            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 995.3 mbar on  the 7            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 0   0.2mm rain 17   No  sun 1   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 0   1.0mm 9   3h  sun 24   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 5   6h  sun 19   Hail 1    
Max > 10 31   10mm 3   9h  sun 8   Thunder 4    
Max > 20 18   25mm 0   12h sun 3   Fog at 09Z 0    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
Notable events during the month:                  
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