Meteorological records were broken in Prince Rupert during August, with the highest summer rainfall in the city, since 1908 when precipitation data first started to be noted.
Washing out the summer of 1969 when 751.9 mm of rain soaked the city, Prince Rupert received 799.2 mm of rain in the pandemic summer of 2020, from the beginning of June to the end of August.
High amounts of rain, totalling 419.8 mm, during August created ground instability in the region resulting in landslides and human safety rescues.
Bobby Sekhon, meteorologist for Environment Canada said it has been an interesting summer in Prince Rupert, with it being the wettest city out of all those tabulated in B.C.
K-J Millar | Journalist
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