Binny Dhody, a vendor at CentreFest, uses cinderblocks and chairs to hold down a tarp on his table during the event. The weather hurt the festival July 27, but co-operated the next day. File photo by Advocate staff

July was cooler in Red Deer compared to previous years

July may have seemed warm and sunny in Red Deer, but it was below average.

So far this summer, Red Deer hasn’t experienced a single day over 30 C.

And we should have seen two so far, says Environment Canada meteorologist Dan Kulak, adding three summer days where temperatures hit 30 C and higher are common.

The monthly average temperature in July was 14.8 C, about a degree cooler than the longtime average of 15.9.

“Which puts it as the ninth coldest July out of 106 years of data,” said Kulak.

The warmest day of the month was July 23, with a high of 29.4 C.

“So not even a single day above 30 C (this summer) in Red Deer.”

The warmest day in June was 27.5 and 27. 2 in May.

The lowest daytime high last month was July 4 at 13.2 C.

The weather is expected to be seasonal, or a little bit below seasonal, for the next seven days, said Kulak.

The average high should be about 23 C.

“We do have showers Tuesday and 17 C, and becoming drier and close to normal for the next three days, but then the end of the weekend, the temperatures are in the mid to upper teens,” Kulak said.

The daytime temperatures will reach 23, 25 and 23 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday respectively in Red Deer, according to the Environment Canada website.

Showers are in the forecast Friday night, Saturday, Sunday and going into next week.

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