Monthly Climate Summary for  October 2010 at Whipsnade (The Lodge)
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             Wet start;  warm second week;   second half rather cold but often sunny with night frosts   back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 9.7 ēC which is -0.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 12.8 ēC which is -0.2 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 6.6 ēC which is -0.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 12.9 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 6.3 ēC                
  Highest day max was 18.9 ēC on  the   8            
  Lowest day max was 7.0 ēC on  the 20            
  Highest night min was 13.2 ēC on  the 9            
  Lowest night min was -3.3 ēC on  the 25            
  Lowest grass min was -8.2 ēC on  the 25            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 58.7 mm which is 86.3 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 10.8 mm on  the 1            
Number of hours with rain was                    
TSR rainfall duration was 58.4 hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 9.3 hrs on  the 1            
  Mean rainfall intensity 1.01 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 102.6 hrs which is 96.3 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 9.3 hrs on  the 20            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1013.8 mbar which is -1.6 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1029.7 mbar on  the 25            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 994.7 mbar on  the 3            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 3   0.2mm rain 16   No  sun 8   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 7   1.0mm 13   3h  sun 16   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 4   6h  sun 8   Hail 0    
Max > 10 27   10mm 2   9h  sun 1   Thunder 0    
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 2    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
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