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Christmas Bells - Blandfordia nobilis

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

New Years Day 2014

Well, firstly let me wish all readers a Happy New Year and a great 2014 to come.

The rainfall figures (by month) for 2013 were:

January 196; February 270; March 124.5; April 159.25; May 106; June 428;
Then it seemed as if the world had forgotten how to rain in Robertson.
July 17; August 1.5; September 189; October 10.2; November 202; December 60.5.
That gave us a total annual rainfall of 1763.95 mm.

That is a very close result compared to the official Bureau's Weather Station which recorded 1777.4 mm

This is the Bureau's Plot for 2014 and all years.
It shows 2014 and median and mean records.

You do not need me to tell you that 2013 was both very uneven in the spread of rainfall, and that June was a spectacularly wet month. More significantly, as far as the local plants are concerned, late winter was very, very dry,

As a result, the late-winter flowering Greenhoods had a fabulous season, and the spring-flowering Orchids performed very poorly. The early summer Orchids, Dipodium and Cryptostylis, are flowering reasonably well at present.

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