Third hottest July on record

It felt like a scorcher because it was a scorcher, according to Environment Canada statistics for Cranbrook and Kimberley

Whether you spent the month of July cursing the sun or rejoicing in the natural sauna out your front door, it was clear that the summer had turned into a hot one.

Just how hot, we know now, as Environment Canada meteorologist Andre Besson reports that the weather station at Canadian Rockies International Airport recorded July 2014 as the third hottest July on record.

The daily average temperature for the month was 22 degrees Celsius. That places 2014 just behind July 1985, when the daily average was 22.2 degrees Celsius, and a further step behind the hottest July on record – 2007, when the daily average was 22.6 degrees Celsius.

“It has been a fairly warm July,” said Besson.

There was not much rain, either, he went on.

“It has been fairly dry compared to normal.”

But it was not one of the driest – not even in the top eight for dry Julys on record, according to Besson.

“Normally we get about 38.3 millimetres of rain in July. We’ve had less than 10 millimetres,” said Besson.

“But there has been quite a few years with less amounts than that.”

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