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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

daily weather during 2007

I did this last year and have decided to make it a tradition. Here are some charts that show the daily weather in Maryborough, which is the nearest station to Amherst.

First up, here's a graph showing the maximum & minimum temperatures reached each day, in celsius:

daily temperatures in Maryborough in 2007
(Click graph to see it full-size).

The pattern was similar to 2006, so no surprises. The hottest it got was 41 on New Year's Eve ie: yesterday. :-) The coldest was -1.9 on the 22nd July.

Next, let's look at rain. Here's the cumulative rainfall, plotted daily:

cumulative rainfall in maryborough 2007

It looked like it was going to be another low rainfall year and then miraculously there were some huge rainfalls in late Spring and early Summer. As one of the best presents ever, the day with the maximum rainfall (50mm!) was Christmas Day!

To put this into perspective, here's a chart comparing the monthly rainfalls in 2006 and 2007 versus the historical average:
monthly rainfall in maryborough

2007 turned out to be a bumper year for rain, with 590.1mm for the year - higher even than the long term average (527mm). The contrast to 2006 is vivid. In 2007 we got nearly double the amount of rain. Fingers crossed that 2008 is similarly as good. :-)

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