Monthly Climate Summary for  February 2008  at Luton (Cranleigh Gardens)
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Overall mean temperature was 5.5 ēC which is +1.3 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 9.9 ēC which is +2.9 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 1.2 ēC which is -0.2 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 10.2 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 0.8 ēC                
  Highest day max was 14.1 ēC on  the   9                 
  Lowest day max was 4.0 ēC on  the 14            
  Highest night min was 9.3 ēC on  the 22            
  Lowest night min was -7.5 ēC on  the 17            
  Lowest grass min was -11.8 ēC on  the 17            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 19.3 mm which is 41.7 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 5.0 mm on  the 4            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 17.0 hrs which is 33.1 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 5.2 hrs on  the 17            
  Mean rainfall intensity 1.14 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 125.8 hrs which is 179.2 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 8.4 hrs on  the 17            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1023.5 mbar which is 8.3 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1044.7 mbar on  the 16            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 996.7 mbar on  the 4            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 14   0.2mm rain 7   No  sun 5   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 19   1.0mm 5   3h  sun 17   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 1   6h  sun 11   Hail 0    
Max > 10 16   10mm 0   9h  sun 0   Thunder 0    
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 1    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 1    
                         
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