The first half of August was hot and very dry that transitioned to a second half which provided more near normal temperatures and two precipitation events near the end of the month that slightly improved our parched conditions.
For the month as a whole in terms of temperature, August was warmer (+0.7 C) than the 30-year climate normal (1981-2010) for the province.
In terms of temperature, July was warmer (+0.9 C) than the 30-year climate normal (1981-2010) for the province. Precipitation in July continued to be on the dry side with 85 % of the 30-year climate normal. We have yet to see a month in 2020 with above normal precipitation and the last time this happened was December 2019.
After a month of May that saw climate extremes ranging from record snowfalls to record heat, June kept up the climate extremes and brought more record heat and record drought.
Four sites surpassed their all-time maximum temperatures and several sites also reported their driest or top 5 driest month on record.