April 2021 review and May (summer) outlook NB

Submitted by admin on Tue, 2021/05/04 - 09:00

April’s temperature and precipitation anomalies were above normal (+1.4ºC and 136% respectively) in comparison with the 30-year climate normal (1981-2010) for the province.  Climate event of the month: A tale of two seasons in one day; on April 24th the province recorded both daily maximum and minimum temperature records.  The temperature rose to  20.5ºC in Point Lepreau (old record 20.0ºC from 1942), while Edmundston reported a minimum temperature of -7.3ºC (old record -7.2ºC from 1932)

See all the details in the attached final report for April and an outlook for May 2021 from Jill Maepea, Warning Preparedness Meteorologist / Client Service Operations Atlantic, Environment and Climate Change Canada / Government of Canada