Monthly Climate Summary for October 2003 at Luton (Cranleigh Gardens)
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                             Coldest since 1993, driest since 1996, sunniest since 1997       back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 8.9 ēC which is -1.5 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 13.4 ēC which is -0.7 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 4.4 ēC which is -2.4 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 13.4 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 4.3 ēC                
  Highest day max was 19.3 ēC on  the   8            
  Lowest day max was 8.2 ēC on  the 22            
  Highest night min was 12.0 ēC on  the 3            
  Lowest night min was -2.4 ēC on  the 24            
  Lowest grass min was -7.0 ēC on  the 27            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 43.5 mm which is 61.9 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 18.1 mm on  the 30            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 58.6 hrs which is 87.3 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 14.0 hrs on  the 30            
  Mean rainfall intensity 0.74 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 134.6 hrs which is 126.4 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 8.9 hrs on  the 11            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1014.0 mbar which is -1.4 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1030.5 mbar on  the 16            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 975.0 mbar on  the 31            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 5   0.2mm rain 15   No  sun 3   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 16   1.0mm 8   3h  sun 21   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 2   6h  sun 11   Hail 0    
Max > 10 27   10mm 1   9h  sun 0   Thunder 0    
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 4    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
Notable events during the month:                  
The 20th-26th was the coldest October week since 1992.