Climate Graphs
Climate Graphs
• Climate Graphs are very useful in
comparing the annual temperature and
rainfall of places around the world. They
are very easy to plot and read. The
simple steps below should show you
how to draw one and then how to read
it:
Steps to Plotting Climate Graphs
• 1. Plot on the rainfall as a bar chart, coloured
blue.
• 2. Plot on the temperature as a line graph,
coloured red.
• 3. Finish it off by including the following:
• - The total rainfall for the year (add all the
bars together)
• - The temperature range (the difference
between the highest temperature and the
lowest one).
• - The name of the place that the graph is for.
Steps to Plotting Climate Graphs
• The starting point for temperature
should start from where December’s
temperature dictates
• The end point for temperature should
finish towards January’s temperature
• Each month’s temperature should be
plotted in the middle of the month’s
column
• Yr 8 text book. Construct a climate
graph for Singapore on p143, and then
for Greenwich United Kingdom on p38
and then for Kalimantan p 153 that has
a latitude of 4 degrees South
Climate graph for Newcastle:
Climate graphs
• ATHM: Average temperature of the hottest
month
• ATCM: Average temperature of the coldest
month
• Annual temperature range: Is the difference
between the highest and lowest temperatures
during the year
• Average annual precipitation: 12 mths
precipitation total.
• Seasonal distribution of precipitation: Is it a
summer or winter dominant distribution of
rainfall
Steps to plotting climate graphs
• http://www.scool.co.uk/topic_quicklearn.asp?loc=ql&t
opic_id=7&quicklearn_id=2&subject_id=
20&ebt=101&ebn=&ebs=&ebl=&elc=4
Interactive Climate Map
• http://www.uwsp.edu/geO/faculty/ritte
r/interactive_climate_map/climate_map
.html
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Climate Graphs - Glen Innes High School