Monthly Climate Summary for February 1985  at Whipsnade, Beds
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             Very cold 7th-22nd;  heavy snow 8th/9th followed by several days of blowing snow   back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 1.5 ēC which is -1.5 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 3.7 ēC which is -2.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was -0.8 ēC which is -1.0 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 3.7 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was -1.0 ēC                
  Highest day max was 11.8 ēC on  the   24            
  Lowest day max was -4.8 ēC on  the 10            
  Highest night min was 7.8 ēC on  the 1            
  Lowest night min was -9.0 ēC on  the 13            
  Lowest grass min was -10.6 ēC on  the 13            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 28.3 mm which is 56.6 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 10.0 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 84.7 hrs which is 120.7 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 9.0 hrs on  the 16            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 13.0 cm on  the  10            
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1022.2 mbar which is +7.0 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1035.1 mbar on  the 20            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 1003.0 mbar on  the 8            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 14   0.2mm rain 6   No  sun 9   Snow lying 16    
Grnd Frost 21   1.0mm 5   3h  sun 12   Snow/sleet 5    
Max < 0ēC 7   5mm 2   6h  sun 8   Hail 1    
Max > 10 6   10mm 1   9h  sun 1   Thunder 0    
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 4    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
Notable events during the month:                  
Prolonged snowfall on 8th and 9th, leaving 13cm on the ground. Serious blowing snow for the next three days.