A windsurfer is caught by the lens in the Sooke Basin off Billings Spit at sunset.

Sunny August up monthly record

Total sunshine hours above normal

‘Overall this summer was like listening to a nice opera, but the sopranos only arrived for the second act – and the Prima Donna must have missed the ferry’. ~ Anne McCarthy

 

August of 2011 brought more of a summer feel.   While June had no days with temperatures above 25 degrees C, and July only one, August brought out the sunbathers with 4 days of warmth.   However there were no days with temperatures above 30.

 

Temperatures

•  Average high temperatures of 22.4 degrees C was a bit above the normal of 22.0.

• Average low of 11.5 was above the normal of 10.8.  This is the ninth warmest average minimum.

• Mean temperature of 17.0 was above the normal of 16.4.

 

Precipitation

 

Rainfall of 11.4 mm was below the normal 23.9 mm.   This is not really outstanding since August rainfalls vary greatly.  Over 25 of the past 72 years have had less than 12.0 mm.

More noteworthy was that all the rain fell in one day.  In the past 72 years, only 5 years have had less than 2 days with rain.

 

Sunshine

Total monthly sunshine of 333.5 hours is above the normal of 290.4 hours.  This is the 11th sunniest on record.

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