Warmest May on record in the Castlegar area

May was the warmest on record in the Castlegar area, according to Southeast Fire Centre weather Services.

The average daily maximum temperature was 4.8 degrees warmer than normal, and the mean monthly temperature was 16.9 degrees, which is almost 1 degree warmer than the previous warmest May in 1993.

New record daily maximum temperatures of 30.8 degrees and 31.6 degrees were set on the 14th and 15th respectively.

As for rain, the number of days with measurable rain was only half of the normal 16 and the total monthly rainfall was 72 percent of normal.

The biggest rainfall was 19.6 mm's on the 9th and 10th of May.