May a very rainy month in Kamloops

May has been a rainy month in Kamloops this year.

KAMLOOPS - It was a month of many up and downs when it came to temperatures, but one thing stayed consistent through May — we got a lot more rain than we normally do.

According to Environment Canada, Kamloops received 45.6 millimetres of rain May 1 through May 29, significantly above the 27.3 mm that falls on Kamloops in a typical May. In total, rainfall was recorded on 13 days of the month, with 20.6 mm falling since May 26.

When it came to temperatures we averaged just above the normal monthly average high of 21.5 Celsius and the average low of 7.7 C, with averages of 22.8 C and 8.4 C on the books as of May 29.

The extreme temperatures had us either sweating through our shirts or grabbing for an extra sweater though, and those were both recorded in the first week of the month. The highest temperature recorded was 32.3 C on May 7 and the lowest was 3.6 C on May 1. Several new high temperatures records were also set throughout the Southern Interior that first week. 


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