Monthly Climate Summary for  March  2008  at Luton (Cranleigh Gardens)
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                       Rather wet with several cold days especially during the second half; wintry Easter     back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 6.3 ēC which is +0.0 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 9.9 ēC which is +0.0 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 2.7 ēC which is +0.0 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 9.9 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 2.6 ēC                
  Highest day max was 14.4 ēC on  the   30                 
  Lowest day max was 3.5 ēC on  the 23            
  Highest night min was 8.3 ēC on  the 15            
  Lowest night min was -4.9 ēC on  the 5            
  Lowest grass min was -10.1 ēC on  the 5            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 95.6 mm which is 176.7 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 29.0 mm on  the 15            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 66.1 hrs which is 125.2 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 15.4 hrs on  the 30            
  Mean rainfall intensity 1.45 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 107.2 hrs which is 102.4 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 10.2 hrs on  the 30            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 1.0 cm on  the  15            
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1006.5 mbar which is -8.1 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1036.5 mbar on  the 5            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 966.7 mbar on  the 10            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 5   0.2mm rain 20   No  sun 3   Snow lying 1    
Grnd Frost 16   1.0mm 15   >3h  sun 16   Snow/sleet 5    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 6   >6h  sun 7   Hail 7    
Max > 10 17   10mm 2   >9h  sun 1   Thunder 0    
Max > 20 0   25mm 1   >12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 0    
Max > 30 0         >15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
Notable events during the month:                  
Coldest since 2006;  wettest since 2001;  cloudiest since 2006