The hottest July in over 50 years followed by a warm August and September resulted in a summer that was one and half degrees higher than average. The 35.7°C on July 21st was the highest temperature we had seen in over 10 years.
Although the last half the summer was more or less average for precipitation it didn't make up for the very dry start to the summer that included the 7th driest July seen in the region. The total precipitation was 208.9 mm compared to an average of 274.0 mm.
This year's summer poll ended with 49% in the great catergory, 25% good, 14% OK, 5% bad, 4% total washout. Although this summer was different than the last ones the results always seem to be same no matter what the weather.
Summary for Summer 2011:
Maximum Temperature 35.7°C
Minimum Temperature 3.5°C
Average Daily High Temperature 25.5°C (Long term average 24.2°C)
Average Daily Low Temperature 14.1°C (Long term average 12.2°C)
Total Precipitation 208.9 mm (Long term average 274.0 mm)
(Long term averages based on 1971-2000 data for the Waterloo Wellington Airport)