July P.G.’s 11th Driest on Record
Prince George, B.C. – July was a drier than normal month in Prince George.
Alyssa Charbonneau, meteorologist with Environment Canada, says there was just 28.2 millimetres of rain- well below the average of 62.1 for the month.
“So, we’re well below that. It puts you at the eleventh driest July on record.”
(She says the record driest was 0.8 millimetres in 1958.)
As for temperatures though, she says July was an average month.
“Temperature wise the average was 15.1 degrees Celsius and the normal is 15.8. So slightly below but fairly close.”
So, what does August have in store?
“The beginning of August looks like more of the same with an even stronger ridge of high pressure than we’ve seen in recent days,” says Charbonneau.
“Driving temperatures up to the high 20s or low 30s right through the rest of this week. If we look at the second week of August not a lot of change – very dry though temperatures may be down slightly.”