The weather in June was quite mild in the Islands with above normal temperatures and below seasonal precipitation.
Environment Canada meteorologist Jean-Philippe Bégin said that the warmth set in around June 10 after some cooler days to start the month.
The average temperature recorded was 13.7ºC, a difference of 1.2ºC from normal.
The archipelago’s weather report differs from the rest of Quebec in terms of precipitation, as all regions except the North Shore received above average rainfall for the season.
In comparison, the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region recorded precipitation that was nearly three times greater than normal, a record since the data was compiled some 80 years ago.
Jean-Philippe Bégin adds that these discrepancies are attributable to the trajectory of storms, convection phenomena specific to the summer, and a little luck.
For the next few days, Environment Canada is forecasting a rain system starting today, followed by a cool front for the weekend.