Warm, Dry November 2012

The daily weather logWeather log November 2012

Most days this month were warmer than normal. As last seen in 2002, no November daily maxima were below 25°. The month ended with a weekly average temperature nearly seven degrees above normal.
Seven afternoons had extra-ordinarily low humidities below 10 percent, and eight mornings had very low dew points (below 5°).
Rain came mainly as showers, totalling only 48.2 mm in seven rain days.

 Comparing November monthsClimate November 2012.

Warm temperatures this month were far lower than in November 2009, when Manilla and other places suffered a heat wave.

Very dry air is shown by the low mean early morning dew point of 8.8°. This is the lowest November value in 14 years, below the 1999 value of 9.6°. However, October’s value of 1.7° was very much lower.
The rainfall of 48.2 mm is in the 35th percentile for November, well below the average of 67 mm. The four-month rainfall total (92 mm) and the nine-month rainfall total (317 mm) are serious shortages, in the 8th and 9th percentiles. The 15-month total is still over a metre, which is keeping pools of water in the bed of Greenhatch Creek.


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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