Monthly Climate Summary for January 1982  at Whipsnade, Beds
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Overall mean temperature was 2.2 ēC which is -0.7 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 4.4 ēC which is -0.9 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 0.0 ēC which is -0.4 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 4.5 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was -0.5 ēC                
  Highest day max was 11.0 ēC on  the   2            
  Lowest day max was -4.0 ēC on  the 9            
  Highest night min was 7.8 ēC on  the 4            
  Lowest night min was -8.9 ēC on  the 10            
  Lowest grass min was -10.4 ēC on  the 13            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 50.1 mm which is 74.8 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 15.3 mm on  the 8            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was   hrs which is   per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration   hrs on  the              
  Mean rainfall intensity   mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 61.8 hrs which is 117.5 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 6.9 hrs on  the 11            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 16.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1017.4 mbar which is +2.8 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1035.2 mbar on  the 13            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 996.0 mbar on  the 5            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 14   0.2mm rain 16   No  sun 12   Snow lying 10    
Grnd Frost 28   1.0mm 12   3h  sun 10   Snow/sleet 2    
Max < 0ēC 7   5mm 2   6h  sun 3   Hail 0    
Max > 10 1   10mm 1   9h  sun 0   Thunder 1    
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 6    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
Notable events during the month:                  
Blizzard on the 8th with drifts over 3m and exposed areas swept almost clear;  snow lay a few days longer in sheltered localities  
                         
                         
Village cut off for 48 hours on 8th and 9th