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After a wet June, a major city in Atlantic Canada breaks its monthly rainfall record

After a wet June, a major city in Atlantic Canada breaks its monthly rainfall record
After a wet June, a major city in Atlantic Canada breaks its monthly rainfall record

Feeling down, St. John’s, NL? It was quite a wet month for the city, so much so that an all-time rainfall record was broken in June.

A number of low-pressure areas caused the amount of precipitation in the major east coast city to reach record levels.

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For the first time in history, St. John’s has received more than 200mm of rainfall in June. As of June 28, 210.6mm had fallen.

The previous record for the rainiest June in St. John’s was in 1891, when 198.9 mm fell.

Baron – St. Johns NL June rain

In some cities in Atlantic Canada, rainfall is significantly above or below normal June rainfall.

St. John’s is at 211 percent and Deer Lake is at 113 percent, while Fredericton is at 95 percent, Charlottetown is at 80 percent and Halifax is at 49 percent of their normal amounts for the month.

The difference between St John’s and Halifax is a good example of the impact of the storm track.

With just a few days left until July, the Avalon Peninsula is expected to be one of the driest parts of Atlantic Canada this weekend.

Atlantic Canada Sunday Afternoon Precipitation Map_June 29

A number of systems have been tracking across Canada over the past week and will continue to bring rain to the Maritimes starting Sunday, before arriving in Newfoundland on Monday.

Totals of 20-40mm are expected for much of the maritime area, as a result of the system and isolated thunderstorms.

Baron – Total precipitation in Atlantic Canada for the next 7 days_June 29

A second area of ​​low pressure will move into Atlantic Canada on Monday, along the east coast of the region, bringing further heavy rainfall to Avalon during the first week of July.

Thumbnail image courtesy of: Erik Witsoe via Unsplash.