Monthly Climate Summary for  August 2010  at Luton (Cranleigh Gardens)
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                        Dull, wet and rather cool; prolonged heavy rain during fourth week                           back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 16.1 ēC which is -0.8 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean day maximum (09-21) was 20.4 ēC which is -1.5 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean night minimum (21-09) was 11.7 ēC which is -0.1 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 20.4 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 11.7 ēC                
  Highest day max was 25.1 ēC on  the   9                 
  Lowest day max was 16.7 ēC on  the 10            
  Highest night min was 18.3 ēC on  the 21            
  Lowest night min was 6.4 ēC on  the 31            
  Lowest grass min was 3.4 ēC on  the 31            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 136.6 mm which is 270.0 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 37.1 mm on  the 25            
Number of hours with rain was                    
TSR rainfall duration was 71.2 hrs which is 190.4 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 20.6 hrs on  the 25            
  Mean rainfall intensity 1.92 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 130.4 hrs which is 70.5 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 11.2 hrs on  the 31            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1014.4 mbar which is -1.7 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1027.5 mbar on  the 31            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 998.1 mbar on  the 23            
                         
Number of days with:                      
Air Frost 0   0.2mm rain 19   No  sun 2   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 0   1.0mm 16   3h  sun 17   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 9   6h  sun 10   Hail 0    
Max > 10 31   10mm 4   9h  sun 3   Thunder 3    
Max > 20 19   25mm 1   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 0    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
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