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Quarterly climate commentary [ Wednesday, 22 Oct 08 | 10:07 ]
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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 coming up to the home stretch with three-quarters of the year already gone. This year continues to be different than the past three years.

This July was the wettest of the four years to date. August and September were drier than normal. July and September were only slightly cooler than average while August a bit warmer. No temperature records were broken this past quarter.

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 mean temperatures, the absolute maximum and absolute minimum temperatures, and the average precipitation for the given month.

Four-Year Climate Comparison
Year Avg
Max
Avg
Min
Avg
Mean
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
July
2005 26.5 22.6 24.6 30.3 18.7 1.4
2006 28.1 23.8 26.0 30.3 21.9 1.9
2007 25.1 21.4 23.3 27.9 18.7 2.0
2008 25.8 21.8 23.8 28.6 18.3 42.2
Summary 26.4 22.4 24.4 30.3 18.3 11.9
August
2005 26.1 21.1 23.6 28.0 14.7 44.6
2006 26.2 21.4 23.8 28.3 17.1 27.6
2007 25.7 20.9 23.3 29.2 16.5 110.7
2008 26.3 22.4 24.4 29.7 19.4 9.2
Summary 26.1 21.4 23.8 29.7 14.7 48.0
September
2005 24.4 18.6 21.5 27.8 13.9 124.4
2006 24.9 20.2 22.5 27.7 16.2 87.6
2007 24.0 19.1 21.5 26.4 12.1 6.4
2008 24.0 19.2 21.6 29.1 15.1 30.4
Summary 24.3 19.3 21.8 29.1 12.1 62.2
Location: El Masnou — Sports Marina
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