I am trying to define a set of colours by month on a ui.Chart.image.series, however, after adding the .style line, no changes are made. I would like to have a different bar color for each month, the palette should repeats over different years.

My code so far looks like this:

var dataset = ee.ImageCollection('TRMM/3B43V7')
                  .filter(ee.Filter.date('1998-01-01', '2019-06-30'));
var precipitation = dataset.select('precipitation');
var precipitationVis = {
  palette: ['blue', 'purple', 'cyan', 'green', 'yellow', 'red'],
Map.setCenter(6.746, 46.529, 3);
Map.addLayer(precipitation, precipitationVis, 'Precipitation');

// Define a region of interest as a buffer around a point.
var geom = ee.Geometry.Point(-74.08384, 9.42503).buffer(500);

// Create and print the chart.
var mean_prec_chart = ui.Chart.image.series(precipitation, geom, ee.Reducer.mean(), 12);

Resulting chart


You will need to rework the data calculated in ui.Chart.image.series() into a feature collection. Then you will add a property for each different month and you can plot each month using ui.Chart.feature.groups().

// put the data similar as presented in the chart above in a featureCollection
var featsPrecipitation = ee.FeatureCollection(precipitation.map(function(image){
  var precip = image.reduceRegion(ee.Reducer.mean(),geom, 12);
  var groupProp = image.date().format('MM');
  return ee.Feature(null, precip).copyProperties(image, image.propertyNames())
                    .set('month', groupProp);

var mean_prec_chart = ui.Chart.feature.groups(featsPrecipitation, 
                                              'system:time_start', 'precipitation', 'month');
// by default, all months will have another colour. But you can set them by your own
// mean_prec_chart.style({color:['blue','red','green','brown']});

The chart will visually look a bit different due to the distance between the bars, but the data is similar.

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  • Thanks @Kuik, this is what I was looking for, however, I am struggling now to make the bars a bit wider. – Oscar Oct 2 '19 at 13:41
  • I didn't succeed either. Maybe ask on the forum. – Kuik Oct 3 '19 at 7:28

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