Monthly Climate Summary for  February 2005  at Luton (Cranleigh Gardens)
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                            Another dry month.  A mild start, then often rather cold. Some snow in the last week.   back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 3.9 ēC which is -0.3 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 6.4 ēC which is -0.6 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 1.3 ēC which is -0.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 6.4 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 1.1 ēC                
  Highest day max was 12.0 ēC on  the   12                 
  Lowest day max was 1.3 ēC on  the 24            
  Highest night min was 10.6 ēC on  the 12            
  Lowest night min was -7.6 ēC on  the 28            
  Lowest grass min was -12.3 ēC on  the 28            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 35.6 mm which is 76.9 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 6.6 mm on  the 10            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 72.5 hrs which is 141.1 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 14.5 hrs on  the 27            
  Mean rainfall intensity 0.49 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 58.2 hrs which is 82.9 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 6.1 hrs on  the 27            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 2.5 cm on  the  15            
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1021.8 mbar which is +6.6 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1036.7 mbar on  the 3            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 1000.3 mbar on  the 12            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 11   0.2mm rain 20   No  sun 6   Snow lying 7    
Grnd Frost 21   1.0mm 9   3h  sun 10   Snow/sleet 13    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 3   6h  sun 1   Hail 0    
Max > 10 3   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:                  
Second half of the month was the coldest such since 1986;  minimum of -7.6ēC on the 28th was the lowest in Feb since 10th/1991  
Lowest sunshine total for Feb since 1993;   Mean barometric pressure highest in Feb since 1998        
Seven days with snow lying was the most in Feb (equal with 1996) since 1991; 13 days with snow falling was the most since 1986