A warm, dry trend which began in July continued in August in Southeast New Brunswick.
Although the temperature only climbed above 30 C once, there were 20 days with highs between 25 and 30 C often with high humidity and the overall monthly average was almost one degree above normal.
Rainfall was actually slightly above normal although a single rain event on 17 August delivered 35.4 mm which was more than one third the monthly total.
AUGUST 2016 ALMANAC (at Greater Moncton International Airport, 1981-2010)
Average HIGH 25.0 C
Average LOW 13.2 C
AVERAGE 19.1 C (about 0.9 degrees ABOVE normal)
Extreme HIGH 30.2 C (10 August)
Extreme LOW 8.9 (28 August)
RAINFALL 95.6 mm (about 15 percent ABOVE normal)
(Data courtesy Environment Canada)