Monthly Climate Summary for June 2006 at Luton (Cranleigh Gardens)
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Dry, sunny and warm especially during the first half; rather less settled after mid-month back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 17.3 C which is +2.8 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 23.1 C which is +4.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 11.5 C which is +1.6 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 23.1 C                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 11.5 C                
  Highest day max was 31.2 C on the 12            
  Lowest day max was 14.7 C on the 26            
  Highest night min was 17.2 C on the 12            
  Lowest night min was 4.2 C on the 1            
  Lowest grass min was 1.0 C on the 1            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 15.9 mm which is 25.0 per cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 8.3 mm on the 13            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 14.9 hrs which is 56.7 per cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on the              
  Highest duration 5.5 hrs on the 3            
  Mean rainfall intensity 1.07 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 244.4 hrs which is 136.6 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 14.8 hrs on the 3            
                         
Maximum snow depth was 0.0 cm on the              
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1020.9 mbar which is +4.1 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1031.0 mbar on the 2            
  Lowest pressure at 09Z 1008.7 mbar on the 21            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 0   0.2mm rain 9   No sun 1   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 0   1.0mm 4   3h sun 23   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0C 0   5mm 1   6h sun 22   Hail 0    
Max > 10 30   10mm 0   9h sun 15   Thunder 0    
Max > 20 24   25mm 0   12h sun 6   Fog at 09Z 0    
Max > 30 1         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
Notable events during the month:                  
Mean temp same as June 2003, otherwise the highest since 1976; the mean max was clearly the highest since 1976    
Maximum of 31.2C on the 12th was the highest in the first half of the month since 1947          
Driest June since 1996                    
Sunniest June since 1996