June 2020: warm and dry again

Weather log for June 2020

[Note.
Due to illness, the first seven days of this month were missed for some Manilla values. No actual values were noted for cloud or soil temperature. Daily maximum and minimum air temperatures were estimated by regression on values from Tamworth Airport Automatic Weather Service. Further illness has delayed publication.]

The second week was nearly 3° above normal. One day (13th) was 5.9° above normal. and one night (14th) a remarkable 9.6° above normal. That night also recorded the highest rainfall: 15.2 mm). Later, a cold day, 5.5° below normal, occurred on the 23rd.

Weather log June 2020 Manilla

Comparing June months

All three mean monthly temperatures were one degree above normal, a little warmer than in June last year. The Subsoil temperature was 2 deg above normal.
Moisture indicators were near normal, except for rainfall.
The rainfall total of 20.8 mm was at the 28th percentile for June, which was less than half the long-term average.

Climate Manilla June 2020

Drought

I will report separately on the on-going drought.


Data. A Bureau of Meteorology automatic rain gauge operates in the museum yard. From 17 March 2017, 9 am daily readings are published as Manilla Museum, Station 55312.  These reports use that rainfall data when it is available. Recording resumed on 20 July 2019. The gauge failed again during February (25/02/2020 ), but was repaired on 11/3/20.
My estimates of early morning dew point have drifted anomalously low. From August 2019, I use data from the Tamworth Airport published graphs.
All other data, including subsoil at 750 mm, are from 3 Monash Street, Manilla.

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