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April weather 'cooler, dryer than normal'

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
May 5th, 2020

April 2020 was “cooler and dryer than normal” Ron Lakeman, Weather Forecaster/Meteorologist at the Southeast Fire Centre said in the monthly weather synopsis.

Lakeman said April was similar to March 2020, with a mean monthly temperature that was 0.6 of a degree cooler than average.

He added the total amount of precipitation during the month was only 21 millimetres or 35% of normal.

“A northwesterly flow prevailed aloft for unseasonably dry and relatively cool conditions during the initial half of the month,” Lakeman said.

“New daily record minimum temperatures of -5.0 and -5.7 degrees were set on the 2nd and 13th respectively.”

Lakeman said a high pressure briefly shifted eastward across southern BC for sunny and warmer conditions on April 20th and 21st with the warmest temperature of the month was 20.8 degrees during the afternoon of the April 21st.

“The final nine days of the month were more typical of April as a few Pacific systems spread a few showers and thundershowers across southeastern BC at times,” Lakeman explained.

Lakeman said there were only seven days in which measurable rain was recorded this month, more commonly there are 14 days of measurable rain during  April. He said the greatest daily amount of rain was 6.6 millimetres on April 25th. 

After a few days of unsettled weather, the forecast calls for warmer temperatures hitting 27 C Sunday.

The next few days call for more unsettled weather with temperatures hovering in the high teens.

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