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August 2018, the hottest in the past 20 years: UW Weather Station

It was almost three degrees warmer than average
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If you thought last month was sweltering, you are not wrong.

August 2018 was the second warmest in the past 20 years, and in the top 10 in 100 years of data collected in our region.  

The University of Waterloo Weather Station has released the summary for August, and it was hot.

August was 2.8 degrees warmer than the average, with an average daily high of 27.1 degrees and a max temperature of 31.9 degrees.

As for our lows, it was tricky sleeping for those who don't have AC, with an average daily low temperature of 16.3°C, the warmest in 20 years.  

Not only was August hot, it was also wet. Despite about a week of dry weather, there were also 3 days above 20 mm of precipitation resulting in a total for August of 110.7 mm compared to the average of 83.9 mm.  

August brought the total precipitation for the year just shy of 630 mm, which is back above the average of nearly 600 mm for this time of year.

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