Monthly Climate Summary for  March  2010  at Luton (Cranleigh Gardens)
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               First half dry and rather cold with sunny periods;  second half mild but cloudy with frequent rain   back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 6.6 ēC which is +0.3 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 10.5 ēC which is +0.6 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 2.8 ēC which is +0.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 10.6 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 2.5 ēC                
  Highest day max was 18.1 ēC on  the   24                 
  Lowest day max was 4.4 ēC on  the 10            
  Highest night min was 10.6 ēC on  the 20            
  Lowest night min was -5.6 ēC on  the 8            
  Lowest grass min was -12.2 ēC on  the 8            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 40.8 mm which is 75.4 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 6.0 mm on  the 30            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 52.3 hrs which is 99.1 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 8.0 hrs on  the 7            
  Mean rainfall intensity 0.78 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 116.9 hrs which is 111.7 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 9.7 hrs on  the 7            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1017.7 mbar which is +3.1 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1036.2 mbar on  the 7            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 985.6 mbar on  the 30            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 8   0.2mm rain 17   No  sun 0   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 19   1.0mm 12   >3h  sun 16   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 3   >6h  sun 9   Hail 0    
Max > 10 17   10mm 0   >9h  sun 1   Thunder 1    
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   >12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 0    
Max > 30 0         >15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
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