June 2012: A Month of Extremes

     June 2012 was a month of extremes across Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Over the course of the month, a total of 14 climate records were either tied or broken at the official reporting sites in San Juan, Saint Thomas and Saint Croix.

Temperature

Warmest June on Record 

San Juan

Month and year/ Temperature

Saint Thomas

Month and year/ Temperature

Saint Croix

Month and year/ Temperature

June 2012        85.7ºF

June 1979 &1994     86.4ºF

June 1980        85.6ºF

June 1983        85.4ºF

June 1996               86.2ºF

June 1972        85.0ºF

June 1980        85.1ºF

June 1995                85.7ºF

June 1998        84.5ºF

Hottest Month of Any Given Year

San Juan

Month and year/ Temperature

Saint Thomas

Month and year/ Temperature

Saint Croix

Month and year/ Temperature

June 2012        85.7ºF

September 1995       86.6ºF

July & August 1989    86.5ºF

June 1983        85.4ºF

August 1994            86.5ºF

June 1980                  85.6ºF

June & July 1980     85.1ºF

June 1979               86.4ºF

September 1993        85.3ºF

 

Precipitation

Driest June on Record

San Juan

Month and Year/ Precipitation

Saint Thomas

Month and Year/ Precipitation

Saint Croix

Month and Year/ Precipitation

June 2012    0.16"

June 2007                0.07"

June 2001    0.10"

June 1985    0.29"

June 2012                0.08"

June 1985    0.12"

June 1997    0.98"

June 2003                0.18"

June 2012    0.26"

Driest Month of Any Given Year

San Juan

Month and Year/ Precipitation

Saint Thomas

Month and Year/ Precipitation

Saint Croix

Month and Year/ Precipitation

March 2005        0.00"

March 2008    0.01"

April 1988    0.00"

February 1941     0.05"

July 2007       0.03"

April 1996    0.02"

April  1997          0.08"

Mayo 2008     0.06"

June 2001    0.10"

 

Additional Broken Records    

Location

Record Type

New Record/Date

Old Record/Date

San Juan Airport

Record High Temperature

A record high temperature of 94ºF was set on June 12th.

This tied the old record of 94ºF set back on June 12th 1979.

San Juan Airport

Record High Temperature

A record high temperature of 95ºF was set on June 13th.

This broke the old record of 93ºF set back on June 13th 1997.

San Juan Airport

Record High Temperature

A record high temperature of 94ºF was set on June 15th.

This tied the old record of 94ºF on June 15th 2005.

San Juan Airport

 Driest Month

June 2012 ended as the fifth driest month of any given year with 0.16".

March 2005 ended as the driest month of any given year with 0.00".

San Juan Airport

Monthly Frequency 

June 2012 ended as the month with the most 90 degree days.

This tied August 1982 when there were 30 days.

San Juan Airport 

Monthly Frequency

June 2012 ended as the month of June with the most 80 degree nights.

This broke the old record of  June 1983 when there were  7 nights.

Saint Thomas Airport

Warmest Month

June 2012 ended as the eight warmest June on record with an average temperature of 84.1ºF

June 1979 ended as the warmest June on record with an average temperature of 86.4ºF

Saint Thomas Airport

Driest Month

June 2012 ended as the fourth driest month of any given year with 0.08".

March 2008 ended as the driest month of any given year with 0.01".

Saint Croix Airport

Driest Month

June 2012 ended as the eleventh driest month of any given year with 0.26".

April 1988 ended as the driest month of any given year with 0.00".

 

...A new record for the most consecutive days of maximum temperatures of 90 degrees or higher set at San Juan PR...
 
On July 4th at 129 pm...the mercury reached 91 degrees at the San Juan Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport. This marked the 36th consecutive day with maximum temperatures of 90 degrees or higher...breaking the old record of 35 days set back in 1981.

(Official records for San Juan began November 1898, records for Saint Thomas began January 1953 and records for Saint Croix began March 1951.)

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