Monthly Climate Summary for October 2004 at Luton (Cranleigh Gardens)
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                                    Another very wet October.  Dullest since 1991.       back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 10.8 ēC which is +0.2 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 14.3 ēC which is +0.2 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 7.4 ēC which is +0.2 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 14.4 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 7.4 ēC                
  Highest day max was 17.1 ēC on  the   5            
  Lowest day max was 9.9 ēC on  the 15            
  Highest night min was 13.6 ēC on  the 23            
  Lowest night min was 2.1 ēC on  the 26            
  Lowest grass min was -1.7 ēC on  the 27            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 112.7 mm which is 160.3 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 20.2 mm on  the 3            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 86.4 hrs which is 182.7 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 15.7 hrs on  the 21            
  Mean rainfall intensity 1.30 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 83.4 hrs which is 78.3 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 7.7 hrs on  the 21            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1006.2 mbar which is -9.2 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1021.5 mbar on  the 31            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 990.3 mbar on  the 20            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 0   0.2mm rain 21   No  sun 8   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 2   1.0mm 16   3h  sun 16   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 7   6h  sun 3   Hail 0    
Max > 10 30   10mm 5   9h  sun 0   Thunder 0    
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 0    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
Notable events during the month:                  
Dullest October since 1991;  only 11.6h between 11th and  20th