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You're right. It was nicer
EVERYONE WHO was talking about this summer being warmer and nicer than last year were right: the temperatures from May to September were higher, anywhere from one degree to six degrees warmer, but the biggest difference between this year and last was much less rainfall this year.
May’s average high temperature was 17.2 C compared to last May’s 13.5 C, June 2013 averaged a high of 20.2 compared to June 2012’s 16.3, July’s average high temperature was 23.4 compared to the July 2012 average high of 22.4, August this year averaged a high of 23.3 while August 2012 averaged 22 and September 2013, up to the 19th, averaged a high of 23.2 compared to the whole month of September 2012, which only saw an average high of 17.3.
With the exception of July, it was much drier this year.
This May totalled 31.6 mm whereas May 2012 saw 66.8mm, June 2013 saw total precipitation of 32.8mm compared to June 2012’s 67.8mm, July 2013 saw 44.1mm total precipitation while July 2012 totalled 17.8 mm, August totalled 39.2mm while August 2012 saw 49.8mm in total.
September this year, up to and including Sept. 19, saw only 35mm of precipitation compared to September 2012’s deluge of 91.2mm.
Terrace did set a couple of new temperature records in September: 27.8 on the 11th to rise above the old record of 25.6 in 1960 and 28.5 on the 12th to smash the old record of 26.1 in 1957 and 25.2 on the 15th to top the 1995 record of 23.5.