Rainfall is very important for most of us living at Port Levy because it is our only source of fresh water.
In June 2010, a PWS (personal weather station) was installed at the Mulgor Bach and we now have a substantial rainfall record from which we can draw some conclusions about the rainfall pattern at Port Levy.
The plot below shows the rainfall for the last 12 months compared with historical data (from Jun-2010 to present).
There are a number of points to make about the plot:
To summarise monthly and annual rainfalls, the median is used in preference to the mean because large departures for a single month (like Mar-2014) can distort the picture. For example, the table below compares monthly means with monthly medians.