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Not all Augusts created equally

It’s been bone dry and swelteringly hot this month as Halifax has received less than 30 per cent of the rainfall it did in all of last August.

It’s been bone dry and swelteringly hot this month as Halifax has received less than 30 per cent of the rainfall it did in all of last August.

A piddling 51.8 millimetres of rain has fallen during the month thus far and more than half of that fell on one day: Aug. 4. Don’t expect that rainfall figure to go up much, if at all, as the last two days of August have forecast nothing but sunshine.

Last year Aug. 29, a record 79.3 mm of rain fell and the city was soaked with 179.6 mm during the month.

What may come as a surprise to some is that last August was slightly warmer than this August so far, with a mean average of 19.32 C compared to 19 C this August.

 
 
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