It’s been a very warm April so far in HRM — and here is a new statistic to show just how nice it’s been.
Through the first 11 days of April, Environment Canada has seen the average temperature at Halifax Stanfield International Airport come in at 8.1 C above normal.
For the province, the average is 6.7 C above normal.
The normal temperature for Halifax in early April is between 7 and 8 C. For several days in April, temperatures reached the high teens and low 20s and several records were broken.
“If we see 8.1 C at the end of the month, then I’d be a little more surprised,” Environment Canada meteorologist Bob Robichaud cautioned about the average thus far for the month. “That would be much more significant.”
Still, Robichaud called this April warm wave “quite a bit above normal” as temperatures again yesterday reached the mid-teens.
However, Robichaud said over the next couple of weeks, temperatures should reach more normal levels, or slightly above, as cooler air systems move through.