Lilacs in bloom

Lilacs coming into bloom (file photo)

It is my most favourite time of year – lilac season!

Lilacs are now coming into full bloom.

Typically blossoming in early to mid-June in Southeast New Brunswick, lilacs are blooming about two weeks earlier than usual due to a warm spring in the region.

Unfortunately the blossom is short-lived, lasting only two or three weeks.


Alberto loses strength

Alberto is downgraded to post-tropical (Image courtesy Stormpulse)

The first tropical depression of the 2012 season may have arrived early but Alberto has already lost strength.

The U.S. Hurricane Centre has already issued its final advisory on Alberto which has become a post-tropical storm.

It is not too unusual to see tropical storms before hurricane season officially begins. 
Within the past five years, three storms have developed during the month of May.The official start of the Atlantic hurricane season is 01 June.