Monthly Climate Summary for February 1983  at Whipsnade, Beds
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                                     Very cold and wintry 6th-24th;  sunny mid-month       back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 0.4 ēC which is -2.6 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 2.3 ēC which is -3.5 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was -1.5 ēC which is -1.7 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 2.5 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was -1.9 ēC                
  Highest day max was 9.7 ēC on  the   26            
  Lowest day max was -1.7 ēC on  the 9            
  Highest night min was 2.9 ēC on  the 25            
  Lowest night min was -5.0 ēC on  the 23            
  Lowest grass min was -13.2 ēC on  the 4            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 38.5 mm which is 77.0 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 9.9 mm on  the 10            
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 74.1 hrs which is 105.6 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 9.2 hrs on  the 22            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 25.0 cm on  the  22            
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1020.6 mbar which is 5.4 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1037.8 mbar on  the 17            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 991.5 mbar on  the 1            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 21   0.2mm rain 16   No  sun 6   Snow lying 18    
Grnd Frost 25   1.0mm 9   3h  sun 11   Snow/sleet 14    
Max < 0ēC 7   5mm 3   6h  sun 4   Hail 3    
Max > 10 0   10mm 0   9h  sun 2   Thunder 0    
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 5    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 2    
                         
Notable events during the month:                  
Snow fell for much of the 8th and 9th with the temp around -5ēC; this was the deepest snowfall here since Jan 1982