Monthly Climate Summary for  February 2003  at Luton (Cranleigh Gdns)
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                      Dry with a very sunny second half. Often rather cold until the 20th, then mild   back forward
Overall mean temperature was 4.2 ēC which is +0.0 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 7.6 ēC which is +0.6 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 0.8 ēC which is -0.6 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 7.7 ēC
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 0.6 ēC
Highest day max was 14.4 ēC on  the   27
Lowest day max was 1.5 ēC on  the 13
Highest night min was 6.8 ēC on  the 8
Lowest night min was -5.8 ēC on  the 6
Lowest grass min was -8.5 ēC on  the 18
Total rainfall this month was 20.7 mm which is 44.7 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average
Highest daily fall was 5.5 mm on  the 10
Number of hours with rain was
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 53.0 hrs which is 90.5 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average
Highest no of wet hrs hrs on  the
Highest duration 15.0 hrs on  the 11
Mean rainfall intensity 0.39 mm/hr
Total CS sunshine this month was 91.0 hrs which is 144.0 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 7.8 hrs on  the 18
Maximum  snow depth  was 6.0 cm on  the  1
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1018.8 mbar which is +3.6 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average
Highest pressure at 09Z 1037.5 mbar on  the 17
Lowest  pressure at 09Z 993.0 mbar on  the 3
Number of days with:
Air Frost 14 0.2mm rain 12 No  sun 6 Snow lying 1
Grnd Frost 19 1.0mm 5 3h  sun 13 Snow/sleet 2
Max < 0ēC 0 5mm 2 6h  sun 5 Hail 0
Max > 10 9 10mm 0 9h  sun 0 Thunder 0
Max > 20 0 25mm 0 12h sun 0 Fog at 09Z 3
Max > 30 0 15h sun 0 Gale 0
Notable events during the month:                      
Sunshine 25.3h during the first half, 65.7h during the second half.                  
On the 1st, moderate snow 0030-0300 gmt adding 4cm fresh snow, then turning to sleet 0300-0500, then rain          
On the 4th, moderate snow 1200-1300 gmt, leaving a temporary 0.25cm cover