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June was wet, but total rainfall below average

Surprisingly, June's month's total rainfall was 23% below average. — The Nelson Daily photo

Rain, rain and more rain.

The Southeast Fire Centre Weather Service in Castlegar said there were only five days without some form of moisture in June as low pressure system after low pressure system pounded the region.

“A succession of roughly ten low pressure systems and associated waves of Pacific moisture passed over the area within the prevailing westerly flow,” said the monthly synopsis from the Southeast Fire Centre Weather Service.

“Rain fell at some point during all but five days but the month's total rainfall was 23% below average.”

The Weather Service said the below average recording was likely due to local showers often being quite variable in nature with significant differences in amounts reported over relatively short distances.

“There were 50% more thunderstorms compared to normal — nine this month compared to an average of six,” the monthly synopsis said.

The Weather Service said temperatures were pretty average in June with the highest value of 31.8 C degrees happening on June 23 — about eight degrees short of the record maximum.

The lowest recorded temperature was 5.1 C during the morning of June 9th. That mark was a good 3.5 degrees above the record minimum.

The monthly synopsis said the mean monthly temperature of 13.9 degrees was only a tenth of a degree above normal.

It appears the forecast is heading into a bit more seasonable temperatures as Environment Canada is calling for warmer weather this week, with the thermometer reaching the high 30s.