Monthly Climate Summary for  August  2008 at Whipsnade (The Lodge),  Beds
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             Paucity of sunshine;  frequent rain;  mainly cool days and warm nights       back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 15.9 ēC which is 0.0 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 19.4 ēC which is -1.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 12.4 ēC which is +1.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 19.6 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 12.4 ēC                
  Highest day max was 23.6 ēC on  the   30            
  Lowest day max was 16.5 ēC on  the 9            
  Highest night min was 15.9 ēC on  the 29            
  Lowest night min was 7.1 ēC on  the 15            
  Lowest grass min was 4.1 ēC on  the 23            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 125.8 mm which is 228.7 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 21.8 mm on  the 31            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 52.2 hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 6.1 hrs on  the 5            
  Mean rainfall intensity 2.41 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 126.1 hrs which is 68.2 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 12.6 hrs on  the 15            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1010.8 mbar which is -5.3 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1021.7 mbar on  the 27            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 988.4 mbar on  the 12            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 0   0.2mm rain 20   No  sun 2   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 0   1.0mm 17   3h  sun 17   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 10   6h  sun 10   Hail 0    
Max > 10 31   10mm 4   9h  sun 3   Thunder 2    
Max > 20 9   25mm 0   12h sun 1   Fog at 09Z 1    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
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