Monthly Climate Summary for  August 2008  at Luton (Cranleigh Gardens)
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                            Cool days and warm nights; frequent rain; dullest since 1977                             back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 17.1 ēC which is +0.3 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 20.9 ēC which is -1.0 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 13.3 ēC which is +1.5 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 21.0 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 13.2 ēC                
  Highest day max was 25.5 ēC on  the   30                 
  Lowest day max was 17.3 ēC on  the 9            
  Highest night min was 17.3 ēC on  the 29            
  Lowest night min was 7.3 ēC on  the 15            
  Lowest grass min was 4.3 ēC on  the 15            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 116.4 mm which is 230.0 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 17.9 mm on  the 14            
Number of hours with rain was                    
TSR rainfall duration was 47.2 hrs which is 126.2 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 6.1 hrs on  the 5            
  Mean rainfall intensity 2.47 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 126.0 hrs which is 68.1 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 12.2 hrs on  the 15            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1010.6 mbar which is -5.5 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1021.5 mbar on  the 27            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 988.2 mbar on  the 12            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 0   0.2mm rain 21   No  sun 3   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 0   1.0mm 16   3h  sun 19   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 10   6h  sun 10   Hail 1    
Max > 10 31   10mm 4   9h  sun 2   Thunder 2    
Max > 20 22   25mm 0   12h sun 1   Fog at 09Z 0    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
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