Weather has a significant impact on our daily lives, from deciding what to wear to planning outdoor activities. Understanding weather patterns and trends can be crucial in making informed decisions. In this blog post, we will explore a weather dataset and create visualizations to better understand the types of weather and their trends over time. The original idea came to my mind while I was reading an article (Practice perfect) of the The Plot newsletter. The article was about describing whatever you're trying to show clearly in one sentence. The author created a visualization illustrating her fitness routine in 2022. The visualization caught my eyes instantaneously as it was quite beautiful. I got inspired by that and decided to create a similar visualization. However, I didn't have fitness data, therefore I chose weather data instead.
Radar plots, also known as spider plots or star plots, are a great way to visualize multivariate data. They are particularly useful when you want to compare multiple variables for a set of items. Here are some situations where radar plots may be useful: