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June 2023

Weather as Recorded at the UMass Cranberry Station:

East Wareham

Prepared by Peter Jeranyama

June was wetter than average, below average temperature, and below average sunshine hours. The mean temperature for the month was 65.1 degrees, 0.4 degrees below average.  Maximum temperature was 85 degrees on the 27th; a minimum temperature of 46 degrees (0.6 degrees warmer than long-term average) was recorded on the 4th, 5th, and 9th.  Daytime high temperatures averaged 74.4 degrees, 1.7 degrees above the norm.  Evening low temperatures averaged 55.8 degrees, and 1.3 degrees below the norm. 

Sunshine average was 44% of the possible sunshine recorded.  This is 10.5 % below the long-term average for June sunshine recorded at the Blue Hills Observatory. Three days were rated as sunny (90% or greater of possible) and 2 days with no sunshine in the month. 

Precipitation totaled 5.51 inches, 2.54 inches more rainfall than June 2022, and 1.74 inches above the 30-year average.  We had measurable precipitation on 14 days, and all having measurable precipitation of at least 0.10 inches.  The largest 24-hour rainfall was 1.35 inches on the 18th.  Year-to-date rainfall for 2023 now stands at 26.5 inches, 1.34 inches above average, and 3.18 inches better than 2022.

The first half of 2023 has been slightly wet with rainfall above the long-term average for the period. The rainfall for the first half was 1.34 inches above 30-year long-term average rainfall. The winter temperature (December to February) was 4 degrees warmer than the average while the spring months (March to May) were 1.34 degrees warmer than the long-term average. Sunshine hours have been slightly above average for the first half of the year.