August 2015 – Warm and dry

Tiny shorebirds feed on the mudflats at low tide in Shepody Bay, Dorchester, NB, 11 August 2015 (Dearing)

Tiny shorebirds feed on the mudflats at low tide in Shepody Bay, Dorchester, NB, 11 August 2015 (Dearing)


When you think about the summer of 2015, August will definitely stand out in Southeast New Brunswick.

Warm, sultry days were common with an eight day stretch of daytime highs reaching 29 C or higher in Greater Moncton at mid-month.

If there was a downside, it would be how dry it was with the region receiving less than half of its normal rainfall during August.

AUGUST 2015 ALMANAC (at the Greater Moncton International Airport)

Average HIGH 27.0 C

Average LOW 15.3 C

AVERAGE 21.2 C (about 3.0 degrees ABOVE normal)

Extreme HIGH 33.2 C (18 July)

Extreme LOW 10.7 C (11 July)

RAINFALL 38.0 mm (about 50 percent BELOW normal)

(Data courtesy Environment Canada)

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