Winter 2012: very dry air

Weather log winter 2012

There were two spells of cloudy very wet weather with warm nights, one in the first week of June and one in the second week of July. By contrast, the first week of August was sunny, but with cool days and very cold nights.

Early valley fogs were common in June and July. The total number of frosts (45) was normal, as was the number of severe frosts below minus two degrees (8).
Like last winter, this winter had normal air temperature. Unlike last winter, rainfall was not low, nor the skies extremely cloudy.
Humidity, however, was even lower, marked by a mean early-morning Dew Point of 0.7° (2.2° lower than normal), a new winter record for dry air.
Subsoil temperature was a new winter record high value: 17.1°.
There were 16 rain days, which is just below normal. The winter total of 148.2 mm is in the 66th percentile.Climate winter 2012

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.

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