Monthly rainfall figures

A year of weather at home: Rainfall

Continuing our exploration of the delicious weather data set that our weather station has generated over the last year and a bit, here are some easy to read rainfall charts. Each vertical bar represents the rainfall for a particular month. Total rainfall at our home in Sun Valley from December 2013 until November 2014 was 775.3 millimetres. To put that in perspective, rainier areas of Cape Town such as Newlands can have 2,500 millimetres of rain in a year.

Monthly rainfall figures
Monthly rainfall figures

The seasonal chart (with winter starting 15 May, spring on 15 August, summer on 15 November and autumn on 15 March) reveals nothing earth shattering. The Cape is a winter rainfall area, and we got well over half our year’s rainfall between mid May and mid August. Summer is very dry, and a good time to crack open a book about gardening in coastal areas

Seasonal rainfall
Seasonal rainfall

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Clare

Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.

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