Monthly Climate Summary for February 2010 at Whipsnade (The Lodge)
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Overall mean temperature was 2.2 ēC which is -0.8 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 4.3 ēC which is -1.5 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 0.0 ēC which is -0.2 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 4.7 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was -0.5 ēC                
  Highest day max was 9.6 ēC on  the   27            
  Lowest day max was 0.2 ēC on  the 8            
  Highest night min was 5.7 ēC on  the 4            
  Lowest night min was -4.2 ēC on  the 15            
  Lowest grass min was -8.1 ēC on  the 21            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 77.1 mm which is 154.2 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 12.2 mm on  the 27            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 127.4 hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 17.0 hrs on  the 25            
  Mean rainfall intensity   mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 39.3 hrs which is 56.0 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 5.9 hrs on  the 10            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 7.0 cm on  the  22            
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1003.3 mbar which is -11.9 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1024.9 mbar on  the 7            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 983.8 mbar on  the 28            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 14   0.2mm rain 23   No  sun 14   Snow lying 10    
Grnd Frost 25   1.0mm 18   3h  sun 7   Snow/sleet 17    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 4   6h  sun 0   Hail 7    
Max > 10 0   10mm 2   9h  sun 0   Thunder 0    
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 6    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
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