Monthly Climate Charts, January to June

These charts show the climatological normal temperature, precipitation, and sunshine hours for cities around the world, primarily those in which warm-season (C4) grasses are used. These charts are useful in predicting how grasses will grow in different locations and in understanding the differences between cities that have similar temperatures but otherwise are very different in climate.

january_cities_temperature_sunshine

february_cities_temperature_sunshine

march_cities_temperature_sunshine

april_cities_temperature_sunshine

may_cities_temperature_sunshine

june_cities_temperature_sunshine

These data are from the climatological normals of the World Meteorological Organization and the bubble charts were created using the ggplot2 package in R.

On Data, Charts, and Software

Data shown on these charts are from the World Meteorological Organization and, in the case of the Japan motion chart, from the Japanese Meteorological Agency.

The static charts were made using the ggplot2 package in R. Motion charts were made using the googleVis package in R. This document explains the procedure I used to make a motion chart with data from 52 world cities.

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