June Review / July Preview

It's time for the monthly look back at recent temperatures.

High Temperatures

It might be tough to remember, but this May was really warm, with most of the month well above average. That carried over into the first week of June, before temperatures settled in closer to average for most of the month.

In May we had one all-time record, and six other recent-records. In June we only had two recent-records, on the 7th and 8th at 27.9°C and 27.5°C respectively.

Taking a closer look at the temperatures, with an average High of 22°C this was a pretty warm June, although not quite as warm as 2015 or 2016 which were both well above average.

This June we had 7 days above 25°C, which matches what we had in May. We didn't actually break 30°C, although we got close on June 26 at 29.9°C, while in May we did actually hit 30.2°C on the 30th. I only point that out because the warmest day last year was in May, and we'll have to see if that happens again this year.

Low Temperatures

For Low temperatures we broke an all-time record on June 8th, with the Low staying up at 17°C. Beyond that things started very warm, but were mostly a bit below average later in the month.

With an average of 11°C the Low temperatures this June were on the warmer side of things, and about the same as 2015 and 2016.


Did June seem rainy? We had some precipitation on about half of the days last month, but that's right around the average for this time of year. Late-June and all of July are Edmonton's monsoon season, after all.

But even though we had quite a few rainy days, the 58mm of total precipitation was below the average of 72mm, below the 88mm that we had last June, and also below what we got in both April and May this year.

July Temperatures

And as we head into July the temperatures really flatten out.

Since 1998 the lowest-high temperature was 9°C on July 31, 2002, and there have only been 13 other days that didn't break 15°C. More typically about 25 days in July will break 20°C.

For Low temperatures, most nights should stay between 10-15°C, with a few above 15°C. Nights that are above 20°C are pretty rare, with only 2006 and 2007 recording any recently.

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