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November 2011

List of Climate Charts: China, India, Japan, and Global

I've made many climate charts this year, from the static ones that can be downloaded and printed, to the interactive ones that can be viewed and modified in a web browser. This is a list of all the charts that are available, starting with the interactive ones that show the changes in normal temperature, rainfall, and sunshine hours through the year.

Climatological normals for 50 world cities

Climatological normals for 46 world cities

Climatological normals for major Chinese cities, in English

Climatological normals for major Chinese cities, in Chinese

Climatological normals for major Indian and surrounding cities, in English

Climatological normals for major Indian and surrounding cities, in Hindi

Climatological normals for major Japanese cities, in Japanese

Climatological normals for major Japanese cities plus Atlanta and Bangkok, in Japanese

Climatological normals for Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kolkata, Miami, and Tokyo

I have also made a series of static charts that can be viewed online or downloaded and printed. These charts are from the dataset with climatological normals for 46 world cities.

The static charts were made using the ggplot2 package in R. The interactive motion charts were made using the googleVis package in R.


World Cities Plotted by Climatological Normals, November

november_cities_temperature_sunshine

This chart shows a selection of world cities, plotted by their average temperature, precipitation, and sunshine hours for the month of November. An interactive and customizable chart with the climatological data is available at this link.

How does November look? Well, at cities such as Bangkok and Mumbai, on average, it looks pretty good for warm-season grasses. The rainy season has ended, sunshine hours are way up, and average temperatures are still close to an optimum for warm-season grasses. The Barclays Singapore Open will be on at Sentosa in November. Temperatures are good for warm-season turf, but look at the sunshine hours! On average, there are only 125 hours of sun at Singapore during November. The Zoysia matrella fairways will be in superb condition, I'm sure, for they thrive in these conditions. The bermudagrass greens will be superb as well, but it takes a lot of careful work to maintain high-quality bermudagrass at Singapore, mainly because of the relatively low light conditions.