Monthly Climate Summary for August 2006 at Luton (Cranleigh Gardens)
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Mostly dry and quite warm until the 8th, then persistently cool and cloudy   back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 16.7 C which is -0.2 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 21.1 C which is -0.8 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 12.3 C which is +0.5 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 21.1 C                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 12.3 C                
  Highest day max was 27.4 C on the 6            
  Lowest day max was 16.8 C on the 12            
  Highest night min was 16.7 C on the 7            
  Lowest night min was 6.4 C on the 25            
  Lowest grass min was 3.7 C on the 8            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 78.7 mm which is 155.5 per cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 13.4 mm on the 23            
Number of hours with rain was                    
TSR rainfall duration was 44.6 hrs which is 119.3 per cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on the              
  Highest duration 7.2 hrs on the 2            
  Mean rainfall intensity 1.76 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 156.3 hrs which is 84.5 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 11.2 hrs on the 5            
                         
Maximum snow depth was 0.0 cm on the              
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1013.2 mbar which is -2.9 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1024.4 mbar on the 8            
  Lowest pressure at 09Z 1001.1 mbar on the 17            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 0   0.2mm rain 18   No sun 0   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 0   1.0mm 13   3h sun 23   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0C 0   5mm 6   6h sun 11   Hail 1    
Max > 10 31   10mm 3   9h sun 6   Thunder 4    
Max > 20 22   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 0    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
Notable events during the month:                  
No max above 23C between the 9th and 30th incl.                
Mean max 6.5 degC lower than July's -- the biggest drop on record between these two months