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Yearly climate comment [ Friday, 09 Jan 09 | 15:24 ]
ursine1
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El Masnou Meteorologic Station
located at the sports marina
about 300 m (1,000 ft) from my home

Another year has past. The last three month of 2008 were slightly cooler and wetter than the previous four years. Even better, this past year ended up with normal rainfall after two years of draught.

For 2009 I am planning on a shorter table that will still provide similar information and will not take so much time in editing the HTML. For those of you who would like to know the current weather in El Masnou, there is METEO MASNOU.

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
October
2005 21.7 17.0 19.4 24.4 14.0 121.5
2006 22.5 17.8 20.2 27.8 14.5 36.5
2007 20.8 15.6 18.2 25.0 11.8 69.5
2008 20.8 15.3 18.0 23.7 6.0 106.3
Summary 21.4 16.4 18.9 27.8 6.0 83.5
November
2005 16.3 10.9 13.6 21.1 4.7 86.4
2006 19.3 13.7 16.5 22.5 10.7 0.8
2007 16.5 10.1 13.3 19.7 3.6 0.6
2008 16.2 9.8 13.0 20.7 4.3 45.0
Summary 17.1 11.1 14.1 22.5 3.6 33.2
December
2005 12.3 6.2 9.3 17.3 1.1 8.0
2006 15.3 9.1 15.2 21.3 5.6 30.6
2007 14.5 8.5 11.5 20.9 4.6 7.2
2008 13.3 7.8 10.5 18.5 3.5 77.2
Summary 13.9 7.9 11.6 21.3 1.1 30.8
Annual 30.3 -1.6
Location: El Masnou — Sports Marina
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[User Picture]From: beardoc
Saturday, 10 Jan 09 | 05:08 (UTC)
There are some incredibly dry months in there.
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[User Picture]From: ursine1
Saturday, 10 Jan 09 | 06:44 (UTC)

Dry months

I notice that Sydney gets about twice as much, 1,200 mm (48 in), of rain compared to 600 mm (24 in) here. Barcelona has a Mediterranean climate, like your Perth, with sub-mediterranean influence.

Barcelona is located on the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula, so, the usual west winds, specially in winters, which cause the wet climate in the UK and western Europe, arrive in Barcelona with low humidity, producing little or no rain. We get hammered by thunderstorms during late summer and early fall.

This winter has been colder and wetter than usual. 2006-2007 were the worst draught years on record (since the 1800s) in Spain.

Chuck, it's raining again
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[User Picture]From: beardoc
Saturday, 10 Jan 09 | 06:58 (UTC)

Re: Dry months

Where I grew up (Gladstone, QLD) gets similar amounts of rain, but concentrated in the summers (Dec-Feb). I miss those torrential storms where you would get an inch of rain in 15 minutes.
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