Monthly Climate Summary for October 2008 at Luton (Cranleigh Gardens)
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Overall mean temperature was 9.7 ēC which is -0.8 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 13.7 ēC which is -0.4 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 5.7 ēC which is -1.2 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 13.9 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 5.3 ēC                
  Highest day max was 21.3 ēC on  the   12            
  Lowest day max was 6.5 ēC on  the 29            
  Highest night min was 12.7 ēC on  the 20            
  Lowest night min was -3.4 ēC on  the 29            
  Lowest grass min was -6.7 ēC on  the 29            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 66.1 mm which is 94.0 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 16.5 mm on  the 28            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 47.1 hrs which is 99.6 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 8.5 hrs on  the 11            
  Mean rainfall intensity 1.40 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 129.1 hrs which is 121.2 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 8.8 hrs on  the 11            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 5.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1015.1 mbar which is -0.3 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1032.4 mbar on  the 9            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 995.2 mbar on  the 5            
                         
Air Frost 5   0.2mm rain 15   No  sun 5   Snow lying 1    
Grnd Frost 13   1.0mm 12   3h  sun 19   Snow/sleet 2    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 5   6h  sun 12   Hail 1    
Max > 10 27   10mm 3   9h  sun 0   Thunder 0    
Max > 20 1   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 0    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
Notable events during the month:                  
Several hours of heavy snow on the evening of the 28th; 5cm snow-cover on the morning of the 29th unprecedented in Oct in 108 years of records