A dry and warm-ish June
We saw a lot of hot days in June, in fact the average daily high temperatures were the highest in almost 10 years. But the generally clear skies allowed the nighttime temperatures to dip down causing the average daily low temperatures to be the lowest in 12 years.
Put that all together and the overall temperature was a little over half a degree above the 1981-2010 average. But I put “warm-ish” in the headline as this still puts June within the average range.
For the second month in a row it was much drier than average, which is really starting to have an effect on the lawns and gardens of the region. Of the 55.2 mm that fell in June, half of it came during a couple of days early in the month meaning the rest of it was very dry.
The total precipitation for the first half of the year so far of 415.0 mm is incredibly close to the average for this time of the year of 416.1 mm.
Summary for June 2016:
Maximum Temperature 31.5°C
Minimum Temperature 5.2°C
Average Daily High Temperature 25.2°C (Long term average 23.6°C)
Average Daily Low Temperature 11.0°C (Long term average 11.5°C)
Total Precipitation 55.2 mm (Long term average 82.4 mm)
(Long term averages based on 1981-2010 data for the Waterloo Wellington Airport)