Weather records set in June

Record highs and low were set last month. Rainfall also above average.

Weather statistics for the month of June are in and the figures show it was not your imagination, June was definitely warmer than usual.

Record maximum daily temperatures were set on June 8, 9, 10, 26, 27 and 28.

Those temperatures were 35.1, 33.3, 32.9, 36.7, 39.7 and 38.3 degrees respectively. The 39.7 record on the 27th also set a new record maximum for the month of June.

Ron Lakeman, weather forecaster of the Southeast Fire Centre explained, “Summer began early this year as an upper ridge of high pressure centred south of the International border dominated for unseasonably warm/hot and dry conditions during the majority of the month.”

The mean monthly temperature of 20.3 also set a new record maximum for the month.

Ironically, a record low temperature was also set during on the 13th, when the mercury dropped to 4.1 degrees.

Surprisingly, the rain fall amount for the month was 11 per cent higher than average with a total amount of 80.2 millimeters.

Most of that rain fell during the first three days of the month when a slow moving Pacific system brought showers and thundershowers that dropped 61.5 millimeters of rain or 77 per cent of the monthly total.

The month ended with two days of storms which brought serious damage and extended power outages.