Monthly Climate Summary for  October 1993 at Whipsnade, Beds
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         Exceptionally wet until the 13th.  Very cold mid-month with sharp frosts, but also plenty of sunshine   back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 7.9 ēC which is -2.0 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 10.9 ēC which is -2.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 4.8 ēC which is -1.9 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 10.9 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 4.8 ēC                
  Highest day max was 16.2 ēC on  the   8            
  Lowest day max was 7.1 ēC on  the 13            
  Highest night min was 9.5 ēC on  the 12            
  Lowest night min was -1.4 ēC on  the 16            
  Lowest grass min was   ēC on  the              
                         
Total rainfall this month was 116.9 mm which is 171.9 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 44.8 mm on  the 12            
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 109.8 hrs which is 103.1 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 9.4 hrs on  the 18            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1015.4 mbar which is 0.0 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1038.9 mbar on  the 18            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 986.7 mbar on  the 1            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 3   0.2mm rain 17   No  sun 6   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost   1.0mm 11   3h  sun 16   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 6   6h  sun 10   Hail 0    
Max > 10 16   10mm 3   9h  sun 2   Thunder 1    
Max > 20 0   25mm 1   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 3    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
Notable events during the month:                  
44.8mm of rain in 24h on the 12th - most in Oct since 1987