Monthly Climate Summary for October 2010 at Luton (Cranleigh Gardens)
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                   Wet start; fine warm second week; then cold and changeable with night frosts     back forward
                         
Overall mean temperature was 10.5 ēC which is 0.0 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 7.3 ēC which is +0.4 degC compared with the 1971-2000 average  
Mean 24hr maximum (09-09) was 13.8 ēC                
Mean 24hr minimum (09-09) was 7.1 ēC                
  Highest day max was 19.8 ēC on  the   8            
  Lowest day max was 7.8 ēC on  the 20            
  Highest night min was 13.9 ēC on  the 9            
  Lowest night min was -2.1 ēC on  the 21            
  Lowest grass min was -5.0 ēC on  the 21            
                         
Total rainfall this month was 64.3 mm which is 91.5 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest daily fall was 12.2 mm on  the 2            
Number of hours with rain was                    
Equiv. TSR rainfall duration was 56.9 hrs which is 120.3 per  cent of the 1971-2000 average    
  Highest no of wet hrs   hrs on  the              
  Highest duration 9.2 hrs on  the 20            
  Mean rainfall intensity 1.13 mm/hr                
                         
Total CS sunshine this month was 88.4 hrs which is 83.0 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 8.0 hrs on  the 20            
                         
Maximum  snow depth  was 0.0 cm on  the               
                         
Mean sea-level pressure at 09Z 1013.8 mbar which is -1.6 mbar compared with the 1961-1990 average  
  Highest pressure at 09Z 1029.9 mbar on  the 25            
  Lowest  pressure at 09Z 994.3 mbar on  the 3            
                         
Air Frost 2   0.2mm rain 19   No  sun 9   Snow lying 0    
Grnd Frost 8   1.0mm 13   3h  sun 17   Snow/sleet 0    
Max < 0ēC 0   5mm 4   6h  sun 5   Hail 0    
Max > 10 30   10mm 2   9h  sun 0   Thunder 0    
Max > 20 0   25mm 0   12h sun 0   Fog at 09Z 0    
Max > 30 0         15h sun 0   Gale 0    
                         
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