July 2012 Stats for Newfoundland

By: BwalshNLWeather , 1:21 PM GMT on August 01, 2012

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July 2012 has come to an end and it turned out to be warmer than average for many parts of Newfoundland.

Many people in the province remember, but try to forget, how awful the summer of 2011 was, with cool temperatures and an abundance of rainfall. 2012 has been a complete 180 from last year with one of the warmest and driest July's on record. A summary of July 2012 vs. 2011/average stats for official observation sites across the Island is provided below.

St. John's Int'l Airport

Rainfall
July 2012 Rainfall 58.8 mm
70 Year Average July Rainfall (1942-2011) 86.1 mm
July 2011 Rainfall 150.2 mm

Temperatures
# of Days in July 2012 where Max Temp >= 20°C: 26 (Most days since 2008)
# of Average Days in July (70 Year Average) where Max Temp >= 20°C: 19

# of Days in July 2012 where Max Temp >= 25°C: 8 (Most days since 2008)
# of Average Days in July (70 Year Average) where Max Temp >= 25°C: 5

July 2012 Avg Max Temp: 22.64°C (6th warmest July for max temps)
70 Year Average (1942-2011) July Avg Max Temp: 20.39°C

Gander Int'l Airport

Rainfall
July 2012 Rainfall 107.8 mm
75 Year Average July Rainfall (1937-2011) 85.4 mm
July 2011 Rainfall 180.9 mm (which was the wettest July on record)

Temperatures
# of Days in July 2012 where Max Temp >= 20°C: 28 (Most days since 2008)
# of Average Days in July (75 Year Average) where Max Temp >= 20°C: 22

# of Days in July 2012 where Max Temp >= 25°C: 12 (Most days since 2008)
# of Average Days in July (75 Year Average) where Max Temp >= 25°C: 9

July 2012 Avg Max Temp: 24.1°C (7th warmest July for max temps)
75 Year Average (1937-2011) July Avg Max Temp: 21.85°C

Deer Lake Airport

Rainfall
July 2012 Rainfall 86.2 mm
47 Year Average July Rainfall (1965-2011) 91.6 mm
July 2011 Rainfall 163.4 mm

Temperatures
# of Days in July 2012 where Max Temp >= 20°C: 28 (Most days since 2008)
# of Average Days in July (47 Year Average) where Max Temp >= 20°C: 23

# of Days in July 2012 where Max Temp >= 25°C: 17 (Most days since 2008)
# of Average Days in July (47 Year Average) where Max Temp >= 25°C: 11

July 2012 Avg Max Temp: 24.8°C (6th warmest July for max temps)
47 Year Average (1965-2011) July Avg Max Temp: 22.8°C

Stephenville Airport

Rainfall
July 2012 Rainfall 111.4 mm
70 Year Average July Rainfall (1942-2011) 104.8 mm
July 2011 Rainfall 111.2 mm

Temperatures
# of Days in July 2012 where Max Temp >= 20°C: 25 (2nd most days ever (26 days in 1947))
# of Average Days in July (70 Year Average) where Max Temp >= 20°C: 16

# of Days in July 2012 where Max Temp >= 25°C: 3
# of Average Days in July (46 Year Average) where Max Temp >= 25°C: 2

July 2012 Avg Max Temp: 22.1°C (2nd warmest July for max temps)
70 Year Average (1942-2011) July Avg Max Temp: 20.0°C

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