Climate Graphs are very useful in comparing the annual temperature and rainfall of places around the world. They are very easy to plot and read. The simple steps below should show you how to draw one and then how to read it:
- Draw the axis of your graph, with the months of the year along the bottom, the amount of rainfall on one axis, and the temperature on the other axis.
- Plot on the rainfall as a bar chart, coloured blue.
- Plot on the temperature as a line graph, coloured red.
- Finish it off by including the following:
- The total rainfall for the year (add all the bars together)
- The temperature range (the difference between the highest temperature and the lowest one).
- The name of the place that the graph is for.
Climate graph for Newcastle: