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Quarterly climate comment [ Saturday, 12 Apr 08 | 13:36 ]
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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 quarter of the year, I am able to compare the climate data for 2008 with the previous three years. So far this year it has been a bit warmer than average, but not quite as warm as last year.

Rainfall for 2008 continues to be low. Already in the third drought year, the Generalitat (government) has implemented strict water conservation measures. Various plans for importing water from other regions is being studied, but so far there has not been a general agreement between regional and national authorities.

The following table compares temperature and participation 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
Location: El Masnou — Marina
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