Cool, unsettled start to June

Ominous clouds near Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border, 03 June 2017 (Dearing)

Weather conditions have been cool and unsettled in the Maritimes over the past several days.

While driving in Nova Scotia on Friday, I encountered everything from clouds and heavy downpours to a clearing sky with bright sunshine to clouds and rain again.

On the way home to New Brunswick on Saturday, I encountered similar conditions.

In Greater Moncton today, the thermometer climbed to a daytime high of only 10.6 C under a dreary sky which is about 10 degrees below normal for early June.

Forecasters say warmer, more seasonal temperatures will return by Wednesday but not before a risk of frost in Southeast New Brunswick by early Tuesday.

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Where’s the heat?

Aboiteau Beach, Cap-Pele, NB, 23 June 2014 (Dearing)

Aboiteau Beach, Cap-Pele, NB, 23 June 2014 (Dearing)

After a weekend of unsettled weather, the last couple days have been sunny and warm in Southeast New Brunswick.

But some are asking, where’s the heat?

Recent temperatures have been pleasant with daytime highs in the mid to upper 20s Celsius.

But as June quickly draws to a close and with almost half the year gone, the thermometer has yet to reach 30 C in Greater Moncton.

Environment Canada is suggesting that could change with a high of 29 C expected by this weekend.