Monthly Climate Summary for  August  2011 at Whipsnade (The Lodge),  Beds
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                              A warm start otherwise mostly cool and unsettled         back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 15.3 ēC which is -0.6 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 19.9 ēC which is -0.6 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 19.9 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 10.7 ēC                
  Highest day max was 27.5 ēC on  the   2            
  Lowest day max was 12.7 ēC on  the 18            
  Highest night min was 14.5 ēC on  the 1            
  Lowest night min was 5.8 ēC on  the 10            
  Lowest grass min was 1.3 ēC on  the 15            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 73.4 mm which is 133.5 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 18.7 mm on  the 18            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 47.2 hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 11.4 hrs on  the 25            
  Mean rainfall intensity 1.56 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 153.1 hrs which is 82.8 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 12.6 hrs on  the 9            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1013.7 mbar which is -+2.4 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1023.2 mbar on  the 10            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 1003.2 mbar on  the 7            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 0   0.2mm rain 17   No  sun 3   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 0   1.0mm 10   3h  sun 21   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 5   6h  sun 12   Hail 0    
Max > 10 31   10mm 2   9h  sun 4   Thunder 1    
Max > 20 14   25mm 0   12h sun 1   Fog at 09Z 1    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
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