Of the raw values of climate anomalies in October 2013, daily maximum temperature, among others, fell back from the extreme high reached in September. However, rainfall and dew point became extremely low, and temperature range extremely wide, suggesting extreme drought.
Anomalies of fully-smoothed points for April 2013 were mainly near zero, like those of March. That is, the climate was quite normal.
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.