How to draw a climate graph???

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How to draw a climate graph???

  1. 1. CORPUS CHRISTI CATHOLIC COLLEGE – GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENTHow to draw a climate graphBy the end of today’s lesson you will: know how to draw a climate graph. be able to read a climate table and graph. 1
  2. 2. CORPUS CHRISTI CATHOLIC COLLEGE – GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENTThe table below shows the climate data for Leeds. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov DecAverage monthly 56 41 46 46 48 53 51 66 51 51 53 53Rainfall (mm)Average monthly 3 3 6 7 11 14 16 16 13 10 6 4Temperature (°C)The average temperature The average rainfall in in March is 6 C September is 51 mm How would you calculate the total annual rainfall? How would you calculate the average annual temperature? How would you calculate the temperature range? 2
  3. 3. CORPUS CHRISTI CATHOLIC COLLEGE – GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Average monthly Rainfall 56 41 46 46 48 53 51 66 51 51 53 53 (mm) Average monthly 3 3 6 7 11 14 16 16 13 10 6 4 Temperature (°C) But how do you represent the data above in the form of a graph? 18 70 70 18The blue bars 16 16 The red line is 60 60 the averageshow average 14 14 Average monthly Average monthly Average monthly temperature (°C) temperature (°C) Average monthly rainfall 50 temperature rainfall (mm) 12 rainfall (mm) 12 40 10 10 8 30 8 6 6 20 20 4 4 10 10 2 2 0 0 0 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar AprApr May Jun Aug Sep OctSep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar May Jun Jul Jul Aug Nov Dec Months Months Months 3
  4. 4. CORPUS CHRISTI CATHOLIC COLLEGE – GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT Once you have drawn a climate graph you need to be able to interpret (read) the graph. TheThe wettest temperaturemonth is peaks in JulyAugust when and Augustan average of with an66 mm of rain average offalls 16 C. 70 18 60 16The maximum 14 The maximum Average monthly Average monthly temperature (°C)rainfall is 66 50 temperature is rainfall (mm)mm and the 12 16 C and theminimum is 41 40 10 minimum is 3 Cmm – a range – a range ofof 25 mm. 30 8 13 C. 6 20 4The driest 10 2 The coldestmonth is months areFebruary when 0 0 January andan average of Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec February with41 mm of rain an averagefalls. Months monthly temperature of 3 C. 4

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