Monthly Climate Summary for  March  2007  at Luton (Cranleigh Gardens)
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                                  Sunniest since 1995;  wet start but mostly dry from the 6th onwards       back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 7.4 ēC which is +1.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 11.8 ēC which is +1.9 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 3.0 ēC which is +0.3 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 11.8 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 2.8 ēC                
  Highest day max was 17.0 ēC on  the   11                 
  Lowest day max was 5.4 ēC on  the 20            
  Highest night min was 7.8 ēC on  the 6            
  Lowest night min was -3.9 ēC on  the 22            
  Lowest grass min was -8.4 ēC on  the 22            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 48.7 mm which is 90.0 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 11.8 mm on  the 2            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 63.2 hrs which is 119.7 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 12.3 hrs on  the 18            
  Mean rainfall intensity 0.77 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 171.2 hrs which is 163.5 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 9.7 hrs on  the 18            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.5 cm on  the  15            
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1016.8 mbar which is 2.2 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1036.7 mbar on  the 14            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 991.4 mbar on  the 1            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 3   0.2mm rain 18   No  sun 3   Snow lying 1    
Grnd Frost 19   1.0mm 10   3h  sun 24   Snow/sleet 5    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 3   6h  sun 17   Hail 2    
Max > 10 22   10mm 2   9h  sun 2   Thunder 0    
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 4    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
Notable events during the month:                  
Fourth sunniest March on record, after 1907, 1933 and 1995.              
Rainfall 1st-5th 33.4mm, 6th-31st 15.4mm