As the above
photograph demonstrates (11th of May 2008 had a maximum temperature
of 28°C, the hottest day of that year), I have nearly given up on
the idea that the Otter Valley has a climate as such. With the
topsy-turvy 'climate' of the last 10 years, it has reinforced my
opinion that we do not have a climate, just weather and lots of it.
Still, climate data is interesting and there are defined trends but
overall do not expect that the weather has to be warm and sunny in
the summer, or cold in the winter. It may be as expected but more
often than not the weather type can be completely unexpected for the
time of year.