Monthly Climate Summary for  March  1994  at Whipsnade, Beds
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Overall mean temperature was 6.6 ēC which is +1.5 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 10.0 ēC which is +1.4 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 3.3 ēC which is +1.6 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 10.1 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 3.2 ēC                
  Highest day max was 14.7 ēC on  the   30            
  Lowest day max was 4.7 ēC on  the 1            
  Highest night min was 9.4 ēC on  the 23            
  Lowest night min was -1.1 ēC on  the 20            
  Lowest grass min was   ēC on  the              
                         
Total rainfall this month was 73.4 mm which is 124.4 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 20.6 mm on  the 31            
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 133.8 hrs which is 127.8 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 10.7 hrs on  the 29            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the  22            
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1015.2 mbar which is +0.6 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1031.8 mbar on  the 10            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 994.5 mbar on  the 31            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 3   0.2mm rain 22   No  sun 5   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost   1.0mm 18   3h  sun 18   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 4   6h  sun 12   Hail 1    
Max > 10 14   10mm 1   9h  sun 4   Thunder 0    
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 0    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
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