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March in Agassiz-Harrison was moderately dry: Weather Canada

Precipitation in line with year-to-year average
The Fraser River under the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge flows amid dry patches on Sunday, March 31. Weather Canada reports a somewhat dry March, but precipitation remains about the same as last year. (Photo/Laura Tunbridge)

March 2024 was a relatively moderate month when it comes to recent precipitation stats in Agassiz-Harrison, according to data from Weather Canada. However, climate norms in recent decades indicate it is drier than average.

Weather norms from 1981 to 2010 place the average March precipitation at about 154 millimetres, which is roughly twice as much as what fell this past month (77.4 millimetres). However, the final statistics match March’s precipitation at 73.8 millimetres.

March is the driest month of the year so far, the wettest being January at 206.4 millimetres. January’s rainfall puts it close to the 1981-2010 climate norm, which is 220.8 millimetres on average.

March’s weather saw a few high temperature records broken. On St. Patrick’s Day weekend, a 124-year-old record was broken when temperatures hit 23.3 C on March 16. Another record was set the following day at 21.9 C, the highest in at least 34 years of weather records.

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