Sunset over Moncton, taken from Dieppe, 20 Aug 2019 (Dearing)
If it wasn’t for the remnants of Tropical Storm Erin, August would have been another dry month in Greater Moncton.
Almost 50 mm of rain fell on 29 August which is more than all of July and pushed the monthly total above normal.
Daytime highs weren’t hot but were consistently warm until a decidedly fall-like four days near the end of the month.
AUGUST 2019 ALMANAC (at Greater Moncton Int’l Airport, 1981-2010)
Average HIGH 25.3°C
Average LOW 12.2°C
AVERAGE 18.8°C (about 0.6 degrees ABOVE normal)
Extreme HIGH 30.0°C (03 Aug)
Extreme LOW 5.2°C (25 Aug)
RAINFALL 106.7 mm (about 20 percent ABOVE normal)
(Data courtesy Environment Canada)
Irishtown Nature Park reservoir, 25 Aug 2019 (Dearing)
Cooler, fresher air moved into the Maritimes this weekend following the passage of a cold front.
Saturday’s daytime high of 18.1°C in Greater Moncton was the chilliest daily maximum since 01 July.
Sunday’s morning low was 5.2°C which was the coolest since 25 June.
Forecasters say the fall-like weather won’t last long with more summer-like conditions expected by midweek.
The 40-day period commonly known as the “Dog Days of Summer” officially comes to an end today for 2014.
While much of the stretch has been sunny, warm and sometimes wet – the last few days have been very different.
An unsettled pattern with sun, clouds, rain and repeat – often in a span of a few minutes – has been causing some New Brunswickers to utter the term fall-like given that daytime highs have been struggling to reach the low 20’s Celsius.
But the long range forecast is suggesting much warmer, calmer weather will return by next week as the semi-permanent Bermuda High moves closer to the U.S. Eastern Seaboard after a period much further east in the Atlantic Ocean.