Monthly Climate Summary for  August  2010 at Whipsnade (The Lodge),  Beds
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         Rather cool and dull; frequent rain with prolonged heavy downpours during fourth week back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 15.0 ēC which is -0.9 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 19.3 ēC which is -1.2 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 10.7 ēC which is -0.6 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 19.3 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 10.7 ēC                
  Highest day max was 23.2 ēC on  the   21            
  Lowest day max was 15.1 ēC on  the 13            
  Highest night min was 17.5 ēC on  the 21            
  Lowest night min was 4.1 ēC on  the 31            
  Lowest grass min was 0.0 ēC on  the 31            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 123.1 mm which is 223.8 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 33.3 mm on  the 25            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 70.4 hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 20.6 hrs on  the 25            
  Mean rainfall intensity 1.75 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 136.5 hrs which is 73.8 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 11.3 hrs on  the 31            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1014.9 mbar which is -1.2 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1027.6 mbar on  the 31            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 998.3 mbar on  the 23            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 0   0.2mm rain 20   No  sun 1   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 0   1.0mm 18   3h  sun 16   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 8   6h  sun 11   Hail 0    
Max > 10 31   10mm 2   9h  sun 4   Thunder 0    
Max > 20 12   25mm 1   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 2    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
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