Monthly Climate Summary for  February 2004  at Luton (Cranleigh Gdns)
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                                                     Warm start, but a cold and dry second half       back forward
Overall mean temperature was 5.3 ēC which is +1.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 7.8 ēC which is +0.8 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 2.9 ēC which is +1.5 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 7.8 ēC
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 2.7 ēC
Highest day max was 16.2 ēC on  the   4
Lowest day max was 2.5 ēC on  the 28
Highest night min was 11.7 ēC on  the 4
Lowest night min was -4.5 ēC on  the 26
Lowest grass min was -7.7 ēC on  the 26
Total rainfall this month was 38.6 mm which is 83.4 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average
Highest daily fall was 9.6 mm on  the 5
Number of hours with rain was
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 48.1 hrs which is 82.1 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average
Highest no of wet hrs hrs on  the
Highest duration 12.7 hrs on  the 24
Mean rainfall intensity 0.80 mm/hr
Total CS sunshine this month was 61.3 hrs which is 97.0 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 8.5 hrs on  the 26
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.2 cm on  the  29
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1020.7 mbar which is +5.5 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average
Highest pressure at 09Z 1036.0 mbar on  the 9
Lowest  pressure at 09Z 999.5 mbar on  the 27
Number of days with:
Air Frost 11 0.2mm rain 15 No  sun 6 Snow lying 1
Grnd Frost 15 1.0mm 8 3h  sun 9 Snow/sleet 8
Max < 0ēC 0 5mm 3 6h  sun 4 Hail 1
Max > 10 7 10mm 0 9h  sun 0 Thunder 0
Max > 20 0 25mm 0 12h sun 0 Fog at 09Z 0
Max > 30 0 15h sun 0 Gale 1
Notable events during the month:                      
4th:  max of 16.2ēC was the highest during the first week of February on record (1900)              
4th:  min of 11.7ēC was the highest in February on record (1900)                  
Mean temperature 1st-15th of  8.3C (6.2; 10.4) made it the warmest first half of February on record (at least 1900)          
Mean temperature 16th-29th of  2.1C (-0.7; 4.9) made it the coldest second half of February since 1986