Monthly Climate Summary for January 1994  at Whipsnade, Beds
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                            A very disturbed month with heavy rain and gales at times       back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 4.2 ēC which is +1.3 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 6.9 ēC which is +1.6 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 1.4 ēC which is +1.0 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 6.6 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 1.9 ēC                
  Highest day max was 11.2 ēC on  the   12            
  Lowest day max was 2.3 ēC on  the 6            
  Highest night min was 6.0 ēC on  the 22            
  Lowest night min was -2.8 ēC on  the 18            
  Lowest grass min was   ēC on  the              
                         
Total rainfall this month was 110.0 mm which is 164.2 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 14.1 mm on  the 9            
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 73.1 hrs which is 139.0 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 7.1 hrs on  the 28            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 4.0 cm on  the  22            
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1010.2 mbar which is -4.4 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1030.0 mbar on  the 29            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 977.8 mbar on  the 5            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 11   0.2mm rain 24   No  sun 7   Snow lying 2    
Grnd Frost   1.0mm 20   3h  sun 12   Snow/sleet 3    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 9   6h  sun 2   Hail 0    
Max > 10 4   10mm 3   9h  sun 0   Thunder 0    
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 3    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 5    
                         
Notable events during the month:                  
Whipsnade lay on the western edge of the heavy snowfall on the evening of the 6th - just 4cm here.