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 Wunderground.com)