Monthly Climate Summary for September 2008 at Whipsnade (The Lodge)
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                     Cool, dull and very wet until the 12th, then mainly dry and much brighter       back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 12.6 ēC which is -0.6 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 16.2 ēC which is -1.0 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 9.1 ēC which is -0.2 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 16.2 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 9.1 ēC                
  Highest day max was 19.2 ēC on  the   19            
  Lowest day max was 12.8 ēC on  the 30            
  Highest night min was 13.7 ēC on  the 11            
  Lowest night min was 4.1 ēC on  the 19            
  Lowest grass min was 0.2 ēC on  the 28            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 70.5 mm which is 123.7 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 22.6 mm on  the 5            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was   hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration   hrs on  the              
  Mean rainfall intensity   mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 117.0 hrs which is 85.7 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 10.2 hrs on  the 26            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1017.8 mbar which is +1.4 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1037.2 mbar on  the 26            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 993.4 mbar on  the 6            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 0   0.2mm rain 17   No  sun 4   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 0   1.0mm 9   3h  sun 16   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 5   6h  sun 11   Hail 0    
Max > 10 30   10mm 1   9h  sun 3   Thunder 2    
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 3    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
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