Monthly Climate Summary for  October 2010 at Whipsnade (The Lodge)
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                      Exceptionally warm start, then mostly mild, dry and quite sunny     back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 12.1 ēC which is +2.2 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 15.7 ēC which is +2.7 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 8.4 ēC which is +1.7 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 15.8 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 8.1 ēC                
  Highest day max was 26.5 ēC on  the   1            
  Lowest day max was 10.5 ēC on  the 20            
  Highest night min was 13.9 ēC on  the 11            
  Lowest night min was -0.7 ēC on  the 20            
  Lowest grass min was -5.6 ēC on  the 20            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 22.4 mm which is 32.9 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 5.0 mm on  the 26            
Number of hours with rain was                    
TSR rainfall duration was 24.3 hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 7.4 hrs on  the 26            
  Mean rainfall intensity 0.92 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 155.4 hrs which is 145.9 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 10.4 hrs on  the 2            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1017.8 mbar which is +2.4 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1032.3 mbar on  the 14            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 997.0 mbar on  the 25            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 1   0.2mm rain 10   No  sun 2   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 7   1.0mm 7   3h  sun 22   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 1   6h  sun 12   Hail 0    
Max > 10 31   10mm 0   9h  sun 3   Thunder 0    
Max > 20 3   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 0    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
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