Monthly Climate Summary for October 2009 at Whipsnade (The Lodge)
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Dull but dry; often rather cold first three weeks then generally warm       back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 10.3 C which is +0.5 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 13.7 C which is +0.7 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 7.0 C which is +0.3 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 13.8 C                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 6.9 C                
  Highest day max was 17.3 C on the 6            
  Lowest day max was 10.4 C on the 19            
  Highest night min was 11.3 C on the 6            
  Lowest night min was -1.1 C on the 18            
  Lowest grass min was -4.8 C on the 18            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 41.3 mm which is 60.7 per cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 8.4 mm on the 7            
Number of hours with rain was                    
TSR rainfall duration was 32.2 hrs which is   per cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on the              
  Highest duration 5.5 hrs on the 7            
  Mean rainfall intensity 1.28 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 81.4 hrs which is 76.4 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 8.8 hrs on the 8            
                         
Maximum snow depth was 0.0 cm on the              
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1017.2 mbar which is +1.8 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1034.0 mbar on the 16            
  Lowest pressure at 09Z 997.0 mbar on the 21            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 1   0.2mm rain 13   No sun 2   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 6   1.0mm 11   3h sun 13   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0C 0   5mm 3   6h sun 5   Hail 0    
Max > 10 31   10mm 0   9h sun 0   Thunder 0    
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 5    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
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