Frosty Dry September 2012

The daily weather logWeather log September 2012.

The severe frost of -2.7° on the 2nd was the coldest September night on this 14-year record. Having ten frosts in the month had not happened before, either. Most were “black frosts” because there was no dew to freeze. The extremely low Dew Point of minus 7.4° on the 2nd has been exceeded only once: minus 9.3 on 17/5/11.
With such dry air, two of the sunniest days had maximum temperatures more than 25° above the night-time minima.
Rain showers occurred on 5 days (normal), but the total was only 20.4 mm.

 Comparing September monthsClimate September 2012.

Days (24.0°) were 0.2° warmer than average, and nights (5.8°) were 1.2° colder than average.
The mean Dew Point of 0.8° is a new record low-humidity value for September, beating last year’s value of 1.7°. Low humidity brought less September cloud than in the last four years.
The low rainfall of 20.4 mm is in the 29th percentile for September. While the 12-month rainfall total to date is still extremely high (over 900 mm), the 2-month total (31 mm) is now a serious rainfall shortage, in the 9th percentile of 2-month totals.

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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