June 25, 2014 5:16 pm

Slightly above average, but June rainfall not record breaking

Despite many complaints, Saskatoon has only had slightly above average rainfall.

Peter Quinlan / SkyTracker Weather

SASKATOON – Despite many people’s complaints of an overly wet month and questions of broken records, Saskatoon has had only slightly above average rainfall so far in June.

Official rainfall totals for the city are recorded by Environment Canada from the Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport and indicate 86.5 millimetres of rain has fallen this month.

On average Saskatoon sees about 65.8 millimetres of precipitation in June.

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Being 20.7 millimetres above normal rainfall is still within the realm of what should be expected, in what is typically the wettest month of the year.

Especially when compared the whopping 115.9 millimetres seen in June 2013.

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The majority of Saskatoon’s rain has come in the second half of this month with 61of 86.5 millimetres acquired since June 16.

Saskatoon is still nowhere close to a rainfall record, needing over 100 millimetres more before the end of the month to shatter the 1942 record of 186.4 millimetres.

Keep the umbrellas handy as wet, unsettled weather is on the way for the city through the weekend.

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