Parametric plots of smoothed climate variables at Manilla
“Dry air and little rain”
These graphs have data points for the last 36 months. In that time, the climate at Manilla, NSW has experienced a cycle from near-normal (Aug-08), through very warm and dry (Nov-09), then very cool and wet (Oct-10) , and back to near normal (Jul-11). For most variables, the raw anomaly values of July 2011 are near the smoothed anomaly values for August 2008.
Three variables have not returned to normal. Rainfall and Dew Point are far below normal, as typical in drought, and Subsoil temperature is high.
Cloudiness is “normal” in the new cloudy regimen in place since September 2007.
Note: Fully smoothed data – Gaussian smoothing with half-width 6 months – are plotted in red, partly smoothed data uncoloured, and raw data for the last data point in orange. January data points are marked by squares. Blue diamonds and the dashed blue rectangle show the extreme values in the fully smoothed data record since September 1999.