May 2013 – Topsy turvy

Magnolia trees in bloom at Moncton's Riverfront Park, 09 May 2013 (Dearing)

Magnolia trees in bloom at Moncton’s Riverfront Park, 09 May 2013 (Dearing)

Early May was warm and dry in Greater Moncton which was a continuation from April and led to an increased number of forest fires throughout New Brunswick.

Mid-May was much cooler and wetter which was good news for firefighters.

Late May continued to be cool and wet except for the last three days which proved to be warm and humid.

MAY 2013 ALMANAC (at the Greater Moncton International Airport)

Average HIGH  17.0°C

Average LOW  5.1°C

AVERAGE  11.1°C (1.2 degrees ABOVE the 30-year-average 1971-2000)

Extreme HIGH  30.8°C (new record for 31 May)

Extreme LOW  -1.6°C (3 and 4 May)

Rainfall  86 mm (near normal)

Snowfall  0 cm

(Data courtesy Environment Canada)

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