Monthly Climate Summary for  January 2008  at Luton (Cranleigh Gardens)
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                                     Very mild and unsettled but quite bright;  wettest for four years       back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 6.7 ēC which is +2.6 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 9.0 ēC which is +2.6 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 4.3 ēC which is +2.6 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 9.2 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 3.8 ēC                
  Highest day max was 13.4 ēC on  the   20                 
  Lowest day max was 2.4 ēC on  the 3            
  Highest night min was 11.7 ēC on  the 20            
  Lowest night min was -1.2 ēC on  the 17            
  Lowest grass min was -4.8 ēC on  the 17            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 87.1 mm which is 127.9 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 11.6 mm on  the 15            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 76.0 hrs which is 111.4 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 11.0 hrs on  the 16            
  Mean rainfall intensity 1.15 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 64.0 hrs which is 121.7 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 6.5 hrs on  the 16            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the  1            
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1012.2 mbar which is -2.4 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1035.1 mbar on  the 25            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 982.0 mbar on  the 15            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 3   0.2mm rain 21   No  sun 9   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 11   1.0mm 17   3h  sun 13   Snow/sleet 2    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 9   6h  sun 3   Hail 2    
Max > 10 13   10mm 2   9h  sun 0   Thunder 0    
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 0    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
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