Next time your weather forecast predicts the blizzard of the century, you could gaze at this gorgeous weather visualisation and find where in the world you should be vacationing. (Spoiler: it's probably somewhere sunny like California.) The designers at Raureif, masterminds behind a successful weather app, have gone analogue—packing a whole year's worth of global weather into one amazing poster.
Each rainbow wheel actually represents the daily temperature of a city in 2013. Blue circles mark rainfall, while annotations point out extreme weather events like a rare snowstorm in Cairo or a hailstorm wreaking havoc on Johannesburg. With cities loosely organised by region, patterns begin to emerge in the relative dominances of blue and red.
Take a look at some of the graphics below.