August 2012 – Stellar summer continues

Aboiteau Beach in Cap-Pele, NB, 31 August 2012 (Dearing photo)

No one in Southeast New Brunswick could complain about the stellar summer weather of August 2012.

Lots of sunshine, warm temperatures and little precipitation made for lots of smiles for beachgoers but not so much for farmers.

The agricultural community needed more rain in August continuing a dry spell which began in July.

But the heat pushed the average monthly temperature more than 3 C above average which is significant.

AUGUST 2012 Almanac (at Greater Moncton International Airport)

Average HIGH  27.1 C

Average LOW  14.9 C

AVERAGE  21.0 C ( about 3.1 C above the 30-year-average 1971-2000)

Extreme HIGH  32.0 C (on the 27th)

Extreme LOW  8.0 C (on the 1st)

Rainfall  25.4 mm ( only 31% of normal for the 30-year-average 1971-2000)

(Stats courtesy


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