Monthly Climate Summary for October 2005 at Luton (Cranleigh Gardens)
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  Exceptionally warm especially by night. Dry first half, wet second half. Generally dull back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 13.5 C which is +3.0 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 16.8 C which is +2.7 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 10.2 C which is +3.3 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 16.9 C                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 10.0 C                
  Highest day max was 22.0 C on the 10            
  Lowest day max was 13.5 C on the 18            
  Highest night min was 15.6 C on the 12            
  Lowest night min was 2.9 C on the 3            
  Lowest grass min was 0.0 C on the 3            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 73.0 mm which is 103.8 per cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 17.4 mm on the 23            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 57.6 hrs which is 121.8 per cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on the              
  Highest duration 11.6 hrs on the 2            
  Mean rainfall intensity 1.27 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 86.5 hrs which is 81.2 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 7.9 hrs on the 2            
                         
Maximum snow depth was 0.0 cm on the              
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1014.8 mbar which is -0.6 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1031.3 mbar on the 4            
  Lowest pressure at 09Z 994.7 mbar on the 21            
                         
Air Frost 0   0.2mm rain 15   No sun 7   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 0   1.0mm 11   3h sun 15   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0C 0   5mm 5   6h sun 6   Hail 0    
Max > 10 31   10mm 3   9h sun 0   Thunder 1    
Max > 20 4   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 2    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
Notable events during the month:                  
Warmest October since 2001 and second warmest on record              
Min of 15.6C on the 12th was the highest in October since the 14th in 1998            
Lowest maximum of 13.5C is the highest on record