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Most of N.B. has endured a rainy July

By Allan Dearing Jul 25, 2023 | 6:47 AM

A lot of rain has fallen across much of New Brunswick during the month of July.

Environment Canada says storms roll through but given the scattered nature of precipitation with them during the summer months, one area can get inundated with rainfall while a nearby area may hardly get any precipitation at all.

Meteorologist Jill Maepea says some cities are going to set records with still a week left to go in the month.

“Saint John is unofficially tracking toward its rainiest July on record at 248.7 millimetres and the old record was actually in 2021 at 233.4 millimetres.”

The Saint John Airport typically gets about 89 millimetres in July.

But Maepea said in Moncton, it is a different story.

“Moncton is currently sitting at 98.1 millimetres for July and the record is 211 millimetres from back in 1912.”

The July average for rainfall in Moncton is about 92 millimetres.

Maepea cites the historic rainfall event in Nova Scotia over the weekend as a good example of how thunderstorms can bring varying amounts of precipitation to a region.

While some parts of Halifax Regional Municipality received over 250 millimetres of rain in under 24 hours, other areas got a mere 10 millimetres.


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