#GlobalNews: “May the heat be with you: Edmonton simply had its hottest May ever – Edmonton ” #Toronto #Montreal #Calgary #Ottawa #Canada
Last month was the most popular May on report in Edmonton, within the 137 years that knowledge has been recorded within the metropolis.
Environment Canada launched the info Wednesday, which confirmed the common temperature in Edmonton final month was greater than 4 levels above regular.
The regular common temperature in May in Edmonton is 11.5 C. Last month, the month-to-month imply temperature within the capital metropolis was 15.7 C.
Several different Alberta cities additionally noticed the most popular May on report, together with Red Deer, Fort McMurray, High Level, Fort Vermilion and Lloydminster.
Calgary recorded the second-warmest May within the 134 years that knowledge has been collected in that metropolis. Lethbridge and Grande Prairie additionally skilled the second-hottest May on report.
While Edmonton began the month on the cooler aspect, scorching temperatures led to a warmth warning within the metropolis for a number of days mid-month.
Along with the elevated temperature, Edmonton obtained only a quarter of the traditional rainfall for the month, making it the 11th driest May on report.
Edmonton usually receives about 46 mm of rain within the month of May, in line with Environment Canada. Last month, the town noticed simply shy of 11 mm of precipitation.
“Typically, May is a little drier compared to the months of June, July and August, where we pick up nearly half a year’s worth of precipitation in those three months alone,” Global Edmonton chief meteorologist Jesse Beyer stated.
“But to have only seen close to 11 mm worth of rainfall in the month of May is certainly one of the driest Mays on record.”
The lack of moisture led to a hearth ban being issued in Edmonton on May 17. A couple of days of rain and cooler temperatures allowed the town to raise the ban final Thursday.
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Note: “Previously Published on: 2018-06-06 19:13:36, as ‘May the heat be with you: Edmonton simply had its hottest May ever – Edmonton