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A rainy and windy April

Îles de la Madeleine

Frequent rainfall, a few significant wind events and warmer than normal temperatures marked the weather in the archipelago during April.

In all, the Islands received 88 mm of rainfall, which represents a 19% increase over the seasonal average of 74 mm.

Environment Canada meteorologist André Cantin said that it is the recurrence of rainfall, rather than the amount, that is surprising.

According to Environment Canada data, the average temperature in the Islands was 2.2°C, 1 degree warmer than normal.

The small variation in temperature recorded and the strong winds may have given the impression that the weather was cooler, according to Mr. Cantin.

He also explains that the ice cover disappeared quite gradually in April.

According to the meteorologist, we can expect May to be close to seasonal normals.

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