Everyone knows just how rainy it is in Prince Rupert.
Word has spread as far as South Africa when, years ago, a family with an unusual medical condition that made it painful to be in direct sunlight moved to where the sun rarely shines- that would be Prince Rupert.
The rainiest city in the country continues to set record for precipitation
26.9 mm of rain fell on August 21st and 34.4 fell the next day. Both were the rainiest days in the city since 2010. Weather data goes back as far as 1908 and since then Rupert has seen rainier days
The record set for August 21st happened in 1981 when the city was inundated with 46 mm of rain and in 1948 August 22nd still holds the record with 51.6 mm falling.
The normal average rainfall for August on the North Coast is 169.1 mm up until this past august 24th there has been a total rainfall of 139 mm.
And don’t put that umbrella and wellies away just yet… Environment Canada is calling for more rain for the rest of August so it appears the average rainfall in Rupert will be surpassed.