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Quarterly climate commentary [ Wednesday, 06 Aug 08 | 09:40 ]
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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

We are already in the second half of the year, and there were significant changes in the climate during the second quarter.

There had been a drought going on for three years, but since March rainfall has been above normal. A quarterly total of 178.9 mm (7.04 in) here in El Masnou. As a result, water reservoir levels have much improved in Catalunya. Temperatures for most of the quarter were lower than usual. Since the middle of June temperatures have risen to normal levels for this time of year.

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

Four-Year Climate Comparison
Year Avg
Max
Avg
Min
Avg
Med
Abs
Max
Abs
Min
Rain
January
2005 12.8 6.2 9.5 17.8 -1.6 0.0
2006 12.6 7.4 10.0 18.8 3.0 89.7
2007 15.0 8.7 11.9 20.6 2.1 4.4
2008 15.0 9.0 12.0 20.0 4.8 15.0
Summary 13.9 7.8 10.9 20.6 -1.6 27.3
February
2005 11.5 5.6 8.6 17.5 1.2 43.9
2006 13.0 7.4 10.2 20.2 3.7 5.6
2007 16.4 9.6 13.0 23.7 7.4 14.8
2008 14.3 9.6 12.0 17.2 6.9 24.8
Summary 13.8 8.1 10.9 23.7 1.2 22.3
March
2005 13.7 8.4 11.1 22.3 1.8 19.9
2006 15.5 9.9 12.7 23.4 4.6 10.6
2007 16.6 9.9 13.3 23.7 5.2 14.6
2008 15.2 9.2 12.2 20.2 3.5 23.5
Summary 15.2 9.3 12.3 23.7 1.8 17.2
April
2005 16.8 11.6 14.2 22.2 7.0 13.5
2006 17.5 12.9 15.2 22.4 8.8 3.8
2007 17.8 13.3 15.6 21.8 9.3 39.9
2008 17.2 11.7 14.4 22.3 9.0 42.7
Summary 17.4 12.4 14.9 22.4 7.0 25.0
May
2005 19.9 15.6 17.7 23.2 11.7 66.2
2006 20.4 16.1 18.3 28.2 12.3 3.9
2007 21.7 15.7 18.7 27.1 11.0 12.1
2008 19.5 15.3 17.4 22.6 12.0 79.0
Summary 20.4 15.6 18.0 28.2 11.0 40.3
June
2005 24.9 20.4 22.7 30.0 16.8 21.1
2006 23.3 19.5 21.4 28.0 13.4 2.5
2007 23.4 19.3 21.4 29.7 15.9 0.2
2008 23.2 18.4 20.8 28.2 14.8 57.2
Summary 23.7 19.4 21.6 30.0 13.4 20.3
Location: El Masnou — Sports Marina
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