Monthly Climate Summary for August 2005 at Luton (Cranleigh Gardens)
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Changeable 19th-25th, otherwise mostly settled; many cool nights   back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 16.8 C which is +0.0 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 22.6 C which is 0.7 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 11.1 C which is -0.7 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 22.7 C                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 11.1 C                
  Highest day max was 31.6 C on the 31            
  Lowest day max was 15.1 C on the 24            
  Highest night min was 16.1 C on the 31            
  Lowest night min was 6.4 C on the 8            
  Lowest grass min was 2.9 C on the 8            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 45.2 mm which is 89.3 per cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 19.2 mm on the 22            
Number of hours with rain was                    
TSR rainfall duration was 41.8 hrs which is 111.8 per cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on the              
  Highest duration 10.2 hrs on the 22            
  Mean rainfall intensity 1.08 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 214.8 hrs which is 116.1 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 12.8 hrs on the 8            
                         
Maximum snow depth was 0.0 cm on the              
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1018.3 mbar which is 2.2 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1026.2 mbar on the 4            
  Lowest pressure at 09Z 1002.2 mbar on the 25            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 0   0.2mm rain 14   No sun 3   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 0   1.0mm 8   3h sun 24   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0C 0   5mm 3   6h sun 19   Hail 0    
Max > 10 31   10mm 1   9h sun 11   Thunder 4    
Max > 20 23   25mm 0   12h sun 2   Fog at 09Z 0    
Max > 30 1         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
Notable events during the month:                  
Coolest August since 1998, and the mean minimum was the lowest since 1993            
Max of 31.6C on the 31st was the highest so late in the season since 1911