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Sunday, January 01, 2012

daily weather during 2011

I can't believe this is the 6th year I've done this... but hey, it's now tradition.  Here is the annual weather round-up for Maryborough (the nearest weather station to us), courtesy of the Bureau of Meteorology.  For previous years see: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006

Here's a graph showing the maximum and minimum temperatures reached each day, in celsius (click to view it bigger):

max and min temperatures in 2011 in Maryborough

The hottest it got was 39.2 on 1st February 2011. The coldest was -1.2 on 27th July. 

After the rain bonanza of 2010, I was expecting things to return to the longer term averages but 2011 was still a pretty good year for rainfall with over 725mm of rain - the 6th highest on record.  I'll be so annoyed if we've missed all these great rain years and it goes back to drought when we move(!). Although it was pretty sporadic.  January alone had over 240mm of rain.  That means one third of the entire year's rain fell in one month - and almost of all within a single week!  

This graph shows the year's rainfall plotted cumulatively, and the one below it gives the historical perspective:

maryborough rainfall during 2011
historical rainfall in maryborough

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