July 2013 – Warm and wet

Petitcodiac River in downtown Moncton, 24 July 2013 (Dearing)

Petitcodiac River in downtown Moncton, 24 July 2013 (Dearing)

Greater Moncton had more rain than usual during July with 17 days recording at least a trace amount but other communities such as Fredericton and St. Stephen were much wetter.

When the rain came down it poured with major events on July 23 and 26 with about 40 mm recorded each day.

Daytime highs were quite warm with an unofficial heat wave from July 4-7 and eight days reaching 30°C or higher – the normal for Moncton is about three.

JULY 2013 ALMANAC (at the Greater Moncton International Airport)

Average HIGH 26.0°C

Average LOW 14.6°C

AVERAGE 20.3°C (1.7 degrees above the 30-year average 1971-2000)

Extreme HIGH 34.3°C (15 July)

Extreme LOW 8.9°C (09 July)

Rainfall 122.0 mm (20 percent above the 30-year average 1971-2000)

(Data courtesy Environment Canada)

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