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Bulkley Valley and Lakes has one of its warmest July’s on record

Environment Canada says the Bulkley Valley and Lakes had its fourth warmest July on record last month.

Temperatures reached an average of 17.2 degrees where normally for this time of year it is 15 degrees on average.

According to Meteorologist Doug Lundquist, the hottest July on record was in 1958.

He said the region was also drier than normal for this time of year.

“We only had 33 millimetres of rain and we usually get about 46 and that came sort of towards the end of the month where it cooled off and got showery,” he said.

Lundquist also said that in August it is expected to be warmer than average.

“That may continue into the fall because the outlook for the next month and the first two months of fall is hotter than average,” he said.

Lundquist is also expecting August to be drier than normal.

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