Monthly Climate Summary for  March  2011  at Whipsnade (Lodge)
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                       Sunny and exceptionally dry; many warm days from mid-month onwards   back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 6.2 ēC which is +1.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 10.5 ēC which is +1.9 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 1.9 ēC which is +0.2 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 10.5 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 1.9 ēC                
  Highest day max was 16.9 ēC on  the   25            
  Lowest day max was 2.3 ēC on  the 3            
  Highest night min was 8.0 ēC on  the 30            
  Lowest night min was -4.9 ēC on  the 19            
  Lowest grass min was -10.6 ēC on  the 8            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 6.3 mm which is 10.7 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 4.2 mm on  the 30            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 9.2 hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 4.3 hrs on  the 30            
  Mean rainfall intensity 0.68 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 143.4 hrs which is 137.0 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 10.8 hrs on  the 23            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1023.2 mbar which is +8.6 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1042.0 mbar on  the 23            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 999.3 mbar on  the 13            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 9   0.2mm rain 3   No  sun 3   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 18   1.0mm 2   3h  sun 19   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 0   6h  sun 10   Hail 0    
Max > 10 19   10mm 0   9h  sun 5   Thunder 0    
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 4    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
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