September rainfall breaks record in N.S.
September 2012 was the wettest September on record in Nova Scotia, with 386.8 millimetres of rain, according to Environment Canada.
The figures, released Monday morning, show rainfall amounts at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport smashed the previous September record — 308.7 millimetres, set in 1996.
This September's rainfall amounts are also very close to the all-time wettest month on record in the province — August 1971, when 387.1 millimetres of rain was recorded.
The last weekend of September proved to be a wet one for many Nova Scotians:
- Greenwood — 23.6 millimetres.
- Halifax Stanfield International Airport — 42.4 millimetres.
- Ingonish — 20 millimetres.
- Kentville — 27.6 millimetres.
- Malay Falls — 109 millimetres.
- Port Hawkesbury — 66.2 millimetres.
- Sydney — 18 millimetres.
- Upper Stewiacke — 45.2 millimetres.
- Yarmouth — 59.2 millimetres.
Earlier in September, heavy rains caused two rivers to overflow in the Truro area, forcing the evacuation of dozens of homes.
The area was pummelled with more than 75 millimetres of rain in one day, which caused more than $2 million worth of damage.