August 2013 – Warm and dry

Parlee Beach, Shediac, NB, 11 August 2013 (Dearing photo)

Parlee Beach, Shediac, NB, 11 August 2013 (Dearing photo)

August 2013 didn’t prove to be too warm in Greater Moncton – with the exception of a couple days that reached 30°C – but there were plenty of mild days and evenings which was enough to push the average temperature above normal for the month.

Compared to June and July, August wasn’t plagued with thunderstorms and torrential downpours and only had a couple of really wet days which led to below normal precipitation for the month.

AUGUST 2013 ALMANAC (at the Greater Moncton International Airport)

Average HIGH 24.7°C

Average LOW 12.7°C

AVERAGE 18.6°C (about 0.7 degrees above normal for the 30-year-average 1971-2000)

Extreme HIGH 30.5°C (22 Aug)

Extreme LOW 7.5°C (25 Aug)

Rainfall 57.8 mm (about 27 percent below normal for the 30-year-average 1971-2000)

(Data courtesy Environment Canada)