Not a bad June but it was dry… and the warmest since 2009?
Temperatures normal to above normal. Rainfall well below.
For the month of June we were above normal in the City but only slightly above or exactly normal at the Airport. (Note: previous version had incorrectly transcribed data)
Rainfall was well below normal. 28% of our normal at the Airport.
Looking more at the present and the future. Here is the current world map for July 15th. The continent is looking pretty split in two with a very warm West and North and a cool East and South.
Notice the global average is more than half a degree warmer than normal.
Sea Surface temperatures in our part of the Pacific are well above normal which partly explains the recent heat. The blobs of warm water off the north coast of South America hint at the coming El Nino. The NOAA is still forecasting a very good chance for El Nino to appear this fall and winter though it looks like the initial worry about a very strong El Nino may have diminished, which is good.
Brett Anderson is saying the models have us stay hot through the end of July and warm through August as well with normal precipitation in August.
Average Daily Temperature for June:
Environment Canada Airport: 15.7° C
Alberniweather: 16.2° C
Alberni Elementary School : 16.2° C
Maquinna Elementary School: 15.7° C
Neptune Canada Station: 17.1° C
Overall City Average: 16.3° C
1981-2010 Env Canada Normal (Robertson Creek): 15.5° C
City Stations Diff from normal: +0.8° C
Official (Airport) Difference from normal: +0.2° C
Average Minimum Daily Temperature for June:
EC: 9.0° C
Alberniweather: 11.4° C
AES: 11.0° C
MAQ: 10.9° C
NEP: 11.9° C
Overall City Average: 11.3° C
1981-2010 Env. Canada Normal (Robertson Creek): 9.0° C
City Stations Difference from normal: +2.3° C
Official (Airport) Difference from normal: 0.0° C
Average Maximum Daily Temperature for June:
EC: 22.2° C
Alberniweather: 22.2° C
AES: 21.8° C
MAQ: 21.8° C
NEP: 22.5° C
Overall City Average: 22.1° C
1981-2010 Env Canada Normal (Robertson Creek): 21.9° C
City Stations Difference from normal: +0.2° C
Official (Airport) Difference from normal: +0.3° C
Average Precipitation for June:
EC: 17.4 mm
Alberniweather: 22.6 mm
AES: 24.4 mm
MAQ: 33.4 mm
NEP: NA (not measured)
Overall City Average: 26.8 mm
1981-2010 Env Canada Normal (Robertson Creek): 62.2 mm
City Stations Diff. normal: -35.4 mm (43% of normal)
Official (Airport) Diff. from normal: -44.8 mm (28% of normal)
Comparison to recent February’s at Alberniweather (only).
2013: Mean Temperature was identical to this year. Highs were 1º C higher this year. Minimums were slightly lower this year. We got half the rain this June compared to last June.
2012: June 2012 was much colder and three times as rainy.
2011: June 2011 was cooler but was similarly dry. We received just slightly less rain than this year (17mm).
2010: June 2010 was cooler again but rain amounts were similar.
2009: June 2009 was quite a bit warmer but drier.
2008: June 2008 was quite similar to this year. Warm and dry.