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June: Slightly Warmer Than Normal; Damp In The Southwest

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Most reporting stations in June ended up with an average temperature slightly warmer than normal.  June was also a bit drier than normal in much of the Maritimes.  Cape Breton was the driest; but that was likely welcomed after the very wet May that they experienced. Southwestern sections of the Maritimes were actually wetter than normal: Saint John had 25mm above normal rainfall and Yarmouth received about the same amount, which for them, was more than 100mm higher than June one year ago (nobody wants a repeat of the drought from last year).

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While July began with a couple of rain systems, the first work week will have quite a bit of sunshine.  The monthly forecast is suggesting a warm July.  With additional warmth, some communities may experience precipitation extremes… droughts or downpours.

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Hurricane season has started. There is one disturbance currently in the middle of the tropical Atlantic.  Should that develop, it will be named “Don”. Enjoy the summer and stay safe…


About Jim Abraham

Jim has spent about 40 years in the weather business. He has been an operational forecaster from Halifax to Whitehorse. Jim started the Canadian Hurricane Centre, and has flown into a couple of these storms. As a senior executive within Environment Canada, Jim has managed weather research, weather services, and weather/water/climate observing programs. Retired from Environment Canada, Jim is the Atlantic Director for the Canadian Climate Forum, the president of the Halifax chapter of the Canadian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society, a partner in Climaction Services, and a part-time meteorologist on CBC radio. He is still participating in national and international activities related to weather preparedness. Having witnessed unprecedented advances in the science and technology of meteorology. Jim hopes that this blog will also be educational; enabling users to better understand weather-related phenomena, better interpret available information, and ultimately better able to make decisions to protect themselves, their family and their property. Jim welcomes any questions and suggestions.


The views and opinions expressed in this content are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of haligonia.ca.


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