Arid October 2012

The daily weather logWeather log October 2012.

Many days this month had weather you might expect in a desert. Cold nights and warm days made the temperature range very wide. Very dry air sent morning dew points below zero several times.
Very cold cloudy weather on the 11th and 12th brought 11.2 mm of rain, but two cool cloudy spells later brought little more.

 Comparing October monthsClimate October 2012.

Nights, at 8.6°, were the coldest for October, 2.3° colder than average.
The mean morning Dew Point of 1.7° is an amazing low-humidity value for October, 6.6° below average! Low humidity brought less October cloud than seen since 2004.
The very low rainfall of 12.6 mm is in the 11th percentile for October. While rainfall totals for 12 months or more are all above normal, there has been little recent rain. The 2-month total (33 mm) is a serious rainfall shortage (9th percentile) and the 3-month total (44 mm) is a severe rainfall shortage (3rd percentile). Similar shortages of rainfall have developed in a broad band from Sydney to Perth.


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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