LIMA — For the second straight year, the Lima region is saying good-bye to a wet month of May and hoping for more sunshine during the summer.
In 2019, we saw 6.95 inches of rain during May, while this year rainfall amounts came in at 6.24 inches. Both were well above the normal rainfall for the month, which is 4.18 inches, said Tom Kines, a senior meteorologist with AccuWeather.
Kines also shared these stats:
• For the year, the Lima region has had 20.91 inches of precipitation. Typically we’re at 14.88 inches. Last year we had 22.2 inches of precipitation.
• It rained 18 0f the 31 days in May.
• The hottest day of the month was May 25 when temperatures climbed to 87 degrees.
• The coldest day was on May 9 when the temperature bottomed out at 29 degrees.
Looking ahead to the months of June and July, things are trending warmer.
“I’m thinking temperatures are going to be a couple of degrees above normal during that time frame and precipitation also a little bit above normal,” said Kines. “What I think is going to happen is that we’re going to be on the so-called boundary where we have some warm muggy air and some cooler drier air probably over the northern plains. Since we’re going to be close that boundary, I suspect that rainfall will be a little bit above normal. I think for the most part on a regular basis that cooler drier air will lose to the warm and muggy air.”