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Annual climate commentary [ Thursday, 31 Jan 08 | 10:30 ]
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[My Location |El Masnou (Barcelona) España]
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El Masnou Meteorologic Station
located at the sports marina
about 300 m (1,000 ft) from my home

Now that we are past the first of the year, I am able to compare the climate data for all of 2007 with the previous two years. October and November were a bit cooler than the previous two years continuing the trend observed duriog the summer. December was just slightly warmer in 2007 than before.

Rainfall for 2007 was only about half of normal. With two drought years in a row the Generalitat (government) is considering strict water conservation measures if rainfall does not return to normal by June. Spring time is one of the wet seasons here.

The following table compares temperature and participation data in El Masnou for the past three years. Temperatures are in degrees Celsius (C) and precipitation in millimeters (mm). The “Summary” row displays the average maximum and minimum temperatures, absolute maximum and minimum temperatures, and the average precipitation for the given month.

Three-Year Climate Comparison
Year Avg
Max
Avg
Min
Abs
Max
Abs
Min
Rain
January
2005 12.8 6.2 17.8 -1.6 0.0
2006 12.6 7.4 18.8 3.0 89.7
2007 15.0 8.7 20.6 2.1 4.4
Summary 13.5 7.4 20.6 -1.6 31.4
February
2005 11.5 5.6 17.5 1.2 43.9
2006 13.0 7.4 20.2 3.7 5.6
2007 16.4 9.6 23.7 7.4 14.8
Summary 13.6 7.6 23.7 1.2 21.4
March
2005 13.7 8.4 22.3 1.8 19.9
2006 15.5 9.9 23.4 4.6 10.6
2007 16.6 9.9 23.7 5.2 14.6
Summary 15.3 9.4 23.7 1.8 15.0
April
2005 16.8 11.6 22.2 7.0 13.5
2006 17.5 12.9 22.4 8.8 3.8
2007 17.8 13.3 21.8 9.3 39.9
Summary 17.4 12.6 22.4 7.0 19.1
May
2005 19.9 15.6 23.2 11.7 66.2
2006 20.4 16.1 28.2 12.3 3.9
2007 21.7 15.7 27.1 11.0 12.1
Summary 20.7 15.8 28.2 11.0 27.4
June
2005 24.9 20.4 30.0 16.8 21.1
2006 23.3 19.5 28.0 13.4 2.5
2007 23.4 19.3 29.7 15.9 0.2
Summary 23.9 19.7 30.0 13.4 7.9
July
2005 26.5 22.6 30.3 18.7 1.4
2006 28.1 23.8 30.3 21.9 1.9
2007 25.1 21.4 27.9 18.7 2.0
Summary 26.6 22.6 30.3 18.7 1.8
August
2005 26.1 21.1 28.0 14.7 44.6
2006 26.2 21.4 28.3 17.1 27.6
2007 25.7 20.9 29.2 16.5 110.7
Summary 26.0 21.1 29.2 14.7 61.0
September
2005 24.4 18.6 27.8 13.9 124.4
2006 24.9 20.2 27.7 16.2 87.6
2007 23.9 19.1 26.4 12.1 6.4
Summary 24.4 19.3 27.8 12.1 72.8
October
2005 21.7 17.0 24.4 14.0 121.5
2006 22.5 17.8 27.8 14.5 36.5
2007 20.8 15.6 25.0 11.8 69.5
Summary 21.7 16.8 27.8 11.8 75.8
November
2005 16.3 10.9 21.1 4.7 86.4
2006 19.3 13.7 22.5 10.7 0.8
2007 16.5 10.1 19.7 3.6 0.6
Summary 17.4 11.5 22.5 3.6 29.3
December
2005 12.3 6.2 17.3 1.1 8.0
2006 15.3 9.1 21.3 5.6 30.6
2007 14.5 8.5 20.9 4.6 7.2
Summary 14.0 7.9 21.3 1.1 15.3
3-year Abs Max & Min30.3 -1.6
Location: El Masnou — Marina

The next table compares rainfall data for the past three years. Amounts are listed in both millimeters (mm) and inches (in). It is easy to see the dearth of precipitation in the past two years.

Three-Year Rainfall Comparison
Year 2005 2006 2007
mm 550.9 301.1 282.4
in 21.69 11.85 11.12
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