Monthly Climate Summary for February 2011 at Whipsnade (The Lodge)
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Overall mean temperature was 5.8 ēC which is +2.8 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 8.1 ēC which is +2.3 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 3.5 ēC which is +3.3 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 8.1 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 3.2 ēC                
  Highest day max was 13.3 ēC on  the   25            
  Lowest day max was 2.6 ēC on  the 28            
  Highest night min was 9.6 ēC on  the 6            
  Lowest night min was -3.3 ēC on  the 1            
  Lowest grass min was -7.8 ēC on  the 1            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 49.7 mm which is 99.4 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 8.1 mm on  the 13            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 83.2 hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 11.2 hrs on  the 13            
  Mean rainfall intensity   mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 42.2 hrs which is 60.1 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 8.3 hrs on  the 8            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1014.3 mbar which is -0.9 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1029.9 mbar on  the 28            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 992.5 mbar on  the 15            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 2   0.2mm rain 13   No  sun 12   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 11   1.0mm 12   3h  sun 8   Snow/sleet 2    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 4   6h  sun 2   Hail 1    
Max > 10 8   10mm 0   9h  sun 0   Thunder 0    
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 7    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 4    
                         
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