Current to climate
Monthly mean temperature
This diagram shows the current season compared to the average climate for a chosen place. The diagram is labeled with temperature and months.
- The black line shows the mean temperature for every month of the last 12 months (current).
- The thick red line shows the calculated mean temperature of the last 30 years for every month (climate). This line denotes the exact mean of the temperatures but does not reveal fluctuations of the temperature from year to year.
- The orange buffer around the red line makes the fluctuations between the last 30 years more visible. It shows in what range the temperatures of the last 30 years are distributed. It shows the maximum monthly mean and the minimum monthly mean of the last 30 years.
- The wider the buffer around the red line, the more fluctuations between the years are common in this month.
- If the black line runs outside of the orange buffer, this means that the temperature of the current month or season does not correspond to the usual average temperature expected in this place.
- If the black line lies within the orange buffer, this means that the current temperatures fit the usual climate.
The diagram for the monthly precipitation shows the amount of precipitation for each month of the last 12 months compared to the precipitation of the last 30 years. The graph is labeled with millimeters and months.
- The black bars show the recorded precipitation for each current month.
- The dark blue bars show the maximum amount of precipitation during the last 30 years for each month. The light blue bars show the minimum amount of precipitation during the last 30 years.
- The boundary between dark blue and light blue is the monthly mean precipitation calculated from the last 30 years.
- If a black bar is beneath the light blue bar or above the dark blue bar, this means that the current monthly sum of precipitation does not correspond to the 30 year average.
- The longer the blue bars, the greater the fluctuations of monthly precipitation are between the last 30 years.
- The shorter the blue bars, the less fluctuations there were in the last 30 years, which means that the amount of precipitation has been more constant.