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Dry conditions continue in the Bulkley Valley and Lakes District

Temperatures were near normal throughout March while lacking rain and snow.

According to Environment Canada, the mean temperature was 0.3 degrees for the month, just 0.2 degrees higher than the normal.

Meteorologist Brian Proctor said several high temperature records were also broken.

These were on the 15th (12.1 degrees) 16th (17.6 degrees), 17th (16 degrees) and 21st (15.1 degrees) in the Bulkley Valley.

Records were also broken those days in the Lakes District.

“We really turned the heat on mid-month and stayed above normal for much of the remainder of the month,” said Proctor.

Throughout the region, only 10.9 millimetres of precipitation fell in March with the normal level being 20.6.

This is something Proctor said isn’t likely to end soon.

“We still have El Nino conditions dominating just offshore. It is slowly starting to wane so we’re looking at more normal-like conditions as we move further into spring.”

Slightly cooler temperatures are expected briefly before warming just above normal through April.

A full forecast for the Bulkley Valley and Lakes District can be found on Environment Canada’s website.

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