Though we didn’t break any daily weather records in March and April, it was the wettest April in the last 10 years according to Environment Canada data.
There was a grand total of 167 mm of rain and it came down for 21 days in April. The high for the month was 16.5 degrees Celsius and the low was -3.
Last April, the high was 27, the low was 0 and there was only 23.4 mm of precipitation over eight days. In March, we saw 22 days of precipitation and 162.7 mm, 12 cm of which was snow. The record for precipitation in March was set in 2011 when 35.2 cm of snow fell on Campbell River with a total precipitation amount of 210.8 mm.
In March, there was one record- breaking day. March 9 saw a new record low of -6, beating the 1985 record of -4.7. May has also been pretty wet so far, breaking the rainfall record for May 15 with 41.4 mm of rain. The previous record was 29.7 mm in 1971. But the weather seems to be taking a turn for the better, with the Weather Network forecasting daily highs of over 20 degrees starting on Saturday and continuing all next week.