Monthly Climate Summary for October 2006 at Luton (Cranleigh Gardens)
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     Yet another warm month, but often changeable with some heavy falls of rain   back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 13.5 ēC which is +3.0 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 16.8 ēC which is +2.7 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 10.3 ēC which is +3.4 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 16.9 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 10.1 ēC                
  Highest day max was 21.1 ēC on  the   9            
  Lowest day max was 13.3 ēC on  the 23            
  Highest night min was 14.9 ēC on  the 10            
  Lowest night min was 5.0 ēC on  the 5            
  Lowest grass min was 1.6 ēC on  the 27            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 103.3 mm which is 146.9 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 18.4 mm on  the 23            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 48.7 hrs which is 103.0 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 9.1 hrs on  the 7            
  Mean rainfall intensity 2.12 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 105.8 hrs which is 99.3 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 8.5 hrs on  the 7            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1010.1 mbar which is -5.3 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1031.8 mbar on  the 13            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 988.7 mbar on  the 20            
                         
Air Frost 0   0.2mm rain 19   No  sun 4   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 0   1.0mm 11   3h  sun 16   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 6   6h  sun 6   Hail 0    
Max > 10 31   10mm 6   9h  sun 0   Thunder 2    
Max > 20 1   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 6    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
Notable events during the month:                  
Mean max highest since 1995; mean min highest since 2001, overall mean highest ranked second to 2001 (records began 1900)