Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Wet slow to build

A hot and dry end to the year provided a rare fine evening for NYE fireworks but also saw well below average rainfall for December. An update of my inexpert chart of monthly rainfall variation from average is posted:

 
The 12 month rolling average shown here (red line) remains well in negative territory despite some positive months through the dry season and particularly a relatively rainy November. Tinaroo is also at lower comparable levels than for some years: 
 
 
I will await the next weekly tropical climate note for updated status of ENSO and elusive Madden Julian Oscillation! 

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