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Friday, January 02, 2009

daily weather during 2008

Checking the annual weather for Maryborough (nearest weather station to Amherst) is becoming a tradition - I did it in 2006 and 2007, and now here it is for 2008.

First, a graph of the maximum & minimum temperatures reached each day, in celsius:

2008 temperatures
(Click graph to see it full-size).

The hottest it got was 41 on 1st January 2008. This was the same maximum temperature as in 2007 which occurred the day before. The coldest was -1.8 on 8th August. A little better than here in London at least: we got down to -8 the other day, it is *freezing*.

Next, here's the cumulative rainfall, plotted daily:

2008 rainfall

Unfortunately we didn't have the same rain as in 2007, in fact it looked like it was going to be one of the driest years for a while until 13th December when over 50mm fell! Overall, there was only 376.8mm of rain for the entire year, meaning that the 13th December downpour represented over 13% of the entire annual rain.

To put this into perspective, here's a few chart looking at the pattern of rainfall historically:

comparison of monthly rainfall in Maryborough

historical rainfall in maryborough

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