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Nanaimo’s dry October gives way to wet November

Ian Holmes

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By Ian Holmes

NANAIMO — While the mid-island enjoyed more October sunshine than usual, chances are a parade of puddles are likely for the harbour city in November.

Environment Canada meteorologist Bobby Sekhon said just 74 mm of rainfall was recorded at Nanaimo Airport in October, well off the average of 102 mm.

Sekhon said the middle two weeks of October featured extended stretches of sun.

“We usually do get a bit of sunshine in October, it’s not nearly as bad as November where we see many storm cycles with rain and cloud,” Sekhon said. “October is a bit of a transition month.”

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