May 2015 – Finally spring!

Parlee Beach, NB, 30 May 2015 (Dearing)

Parlee Beach, NB, 30 May 2015 (Dearing)

After four consecutive months of below normal temperatures in Greater Moncton, the thermometer pushed above normal in May.

Overnight lows were actually on the cool side, but the last third of the month saw especially warm daytime highs with a record of 30.2 C set on 27 May.

Rainfall was well below average at 56.7 mm which ended several months of above normal precipitation.

In all of its colourful glory, spring seemed to finally get into high gear by mid-month.

MAY 2015 ALMANAC (at the Greater Moncton International Airport, 1981-2010)

Average HIGH. 19.1 C

Average LOW. 4.6 C

AVERAGE. 11.9 C (about 1.9 degrees ABOVE NORMAL)

Extreme HIGH. 30.2 C (27 May, new record)

Extreme LOW. -1.0 C (07 May)

Rainfall. 56.7 mm (almost 40 percent BELOW NORMAL)

(Data courtesy Environment Canada)

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