Castlegar experienced an unusual number of scorching days in April, setting daily maximum records on April 20, 21 and 28, according to a monthly roundup from the Southeast Fire Centre’s weather office.
“Pacific disturbances provided a few showery days and, as is typical of April, unsettled conditions,” forecaster Ron Lakeman said. “Variable temperatures and gusty winds were experienced at times this month.”
But a dominant area of high pressure resulted in a greater number of days of dry and fairly sunny conditions. The three record-breaking days — April 20, 21 and 28 — hit 23.6, 26.5 and 28.0 degrees respectively.
“The mean monthly temperature was very near average while the total amount of precipitation during the month was only 50 per cent of normal,” Lakeman said.
The warmest temperature on record during April is 28.2 degrees from 1980.