Monthly Climate Summary for August 2003 at Luton (Cranleigh Gardens)
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                          Driest since 1947, sunniest since 1995 and warmest since 1997     back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 19.8 ēC which is +3.0 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 26.0 ēC which is +4.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 13.7 ēC which is +1.9 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 26.0 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 13.7 ēC                
  Highest day max was 36.8 ēC on  the   10            
  Lowest day max was 19.5 ēC on  the 1            
  Highest night min was 18.9 ēC on  the 6            
  Lowest night min was 4.0 ēC on  the 31            
  Lowest grass min was 0.0 ēC on  the 31            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 1.7 mm which is 3.4 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 0.9 mm on  the 28            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 4.0 hrs which is 9.7 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 2.0 hrs on  the 1            
  Mean rainfall intensity 0.43 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 238.2 hrs which is 128.8 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 14.5 hrs on  the 2            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1019.2 mbar which is 3.1 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1024.5 mbar on  the 4            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 1006.5 mbar on  the 29            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 0   0.2mm rain 2   No  sun 1   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 0   1.0mm 0   3h  sun 24   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 0   6h  sun 20   Hail 0    
Max > 10 31   10mm 0   9h  sun 14   Thunder 0    
Max > 20 28   25mm 0   12h sun 7   Fog at 09Z 0    
Max > 30 7         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
Notable events during the month:                  
Maximum of 36.8ēC on the 10th was a new record (i.e. since before 1900)            
No rain fell from the 2nd-27th inclusive