Where’s the heat?


Low pressure system impacts Atlantic Canada this week, 14 June 2016 (TWN)

Cloudy, cool, drizzle, showers and repeat.

If it was April we wouldn’t think twice but it’s mid-June and heat is currently absent in Southeast New Brunswick.

The daytime high in Greater Moncton was 12.2 C yesterday and the high today will struggle to reach 10 C.

Keep in mind, the average high for this time of year is 22 C and the low is 10 C.

A pesky low pressure system has no place to go thanks to a blocking high over Greenland so forecasters say cloudy, wet conditions will persist this week.

June 2010 – The spring of our discontent

A rare sunny day in Moncton, 28 June 2011

Clouds, rain, drizzle, clouds, rain drizzle and repeat. 

Although it wasn’t overally wet last month in Greater Moncton, it was wet on all but 8 days during June.

Clouds kept preventing heat from building causing a drop in the average monthly temperature of more than 1.0 C.

A terrible end to spring and a worrisome beginning to summer.


Average HIGH  18.9 C

Average LOW  9.1 C

AVERAGE  14.0 C (1.1 C below normal compared to 30-year average)

Extreme HIGH  27.8 C (on the 28th)

Extreme LOW  3.8 C (on the 11th

Rainfall  76.6 mm (about 15% below normal)

May 2010 – Where’s the sun?

Downtown Moncton (file)

Greater Moncton was dull and dismal throughout May thanks to a lingering low pressure system off Nova Scotia which didn’t want to move away from the region.

Rain, drizzle, and fog were common and when they weren’t, the sky was mostly cloudy.

Although temperatures were cool (especially at mid-month with a string of single digit highs) and precipitation was well above normal, no records were set during the month.

Warmer weather at month’s end helped boost the average overall temperature for May.


Average HIGH  14.8 C

Average LOW  5.4 C

AVERAGE  10.1 C (slightly above the 30-year average 1971-2000)

Extreme HIGH  26.3 C (on the 30th)

Extreme LOW  -0.7 C  (on the 2nd)

Precipitation (100% rainfall)  169.1 mm (almost 75% above average)