Journal article

DAY-OF-THE WEEK VARIATION OF RAINFALL AND MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

I SIMMONDS, J KAVAL

ARCHIVES FOR METEOROLOGY GEOPHYSICS AND BIOCLIMATOLOGY SERIES B-THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY | SPRINGER-VERLAG WIEN | Published : 1986

Abstract

We have examined the day-of-the-week variation of rainfall and maximum temperature using 26 years of record at Melbourne, Australia. The summer and winter half-years were considered separately. Analysis of variance revealed no significant differences between the days. However, in the winter season, precipitation shows a monotonic increase from Sunday to a maximum on Thursday, while maximum temperature shows a monotonic decrease from Monday to a Saturday minimum. Winter weekday precipitation is significantly (at the 5% level) greater than weekend precipitation, the reason for which seems to be atmospheric pollution. The out-of-phase relationship between precipitation and maximum temperature i..

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