Annual Rainfall Cycle

Annual Rainfall Cycle shows the annual cycle (over 12 running 3-month periods) of the climatological mean and the year-to-year variability of the seasonal total rainfall at Hawaii and US-affiliated Pacific Islands, based on the period 1955-2007. The median (50 %ile) amount is indicated by the white horizontal strip inside the dark box, whose upper and lower limits show the 75 %ile and 25 %ile amounts, respectively. The extreme or record amounts are indicated by the horizontal bracket symbols at the top and bottom ends of the vertical dotted lines.