There were dry spells in mid-March, mid-April and early May. Each had very low humidity and mainly sunny weather. The first two had very warm days, but the third had cold nights. The final week brought one third of the season’s rain, with overcast skies, very high humidity, and very warm nights.
In all, there were 16 rain days, totalling 82.0 mm. No rain day exceeded 10 mm.
The subsoil temperature (750 mm depth) fell as is normal for autumn in Manilla, pausing for a few days after each peak in air temperature. By the end of the season, the subsoil was as warm as the air during the heat of the day.
This year, each of the months March, April and May was the cloudiest in the 11 year record. As a result, this autumn (45%) was also the cloudiest. Of 92 mornings, 41 were cloudy (>4/8 cloud): nearly twice the usual number of 23. The previous highest (last year) had only 30 cloudy mornings.
Due to the cloud, the daily temperature range (14.9°) was a degree narrower than usual. As the mean temperature was rather high, the result was a daily minimum temperature a degree above normal. Other temperatures, and the Dew Point, were near normal.
The total rainfall of 82 mm is again on the 30th percentile for autumn. It is 31 mm below the autumn median rainfall (113 mm).
Data. Rainfall data is from Manilla Post Office, courtesy of Phil Pinch. Temperatures, including subsoil at 750 mm, and other data are from 3 Monash Street, Manilla.