November continued to be much warmer than normal, even if the average temperature had started to drop a bit. The average temperature was 11.4 degrees Celsius, down slightly from 12.5 C in the first week but still way above the normal for the month, 2.9 C.
Not only were the daytime highs well above average, but the night-time lows were as well. For all but two days in November, the night-time low exceeded the average daytime high. However, the forecast for the remainder of the month will be more seasonal, and most of the nights in the last two weeks of the month will experience sub-zero temperatures, with some nights as low as -10 to -12 C.
The rains finally made their appearance after an extended run of less than a couple of inches of rain at any one time, going all the way back to mid-September. The drenching on Friday and Saturday of last week brought the monthly total up from 5 millimetres to 70 mm in one 24-hour period. Total precipitation at the Environment Canada weather station in Saint-Anicet is now 87 mm; in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, 67 mm; and Saint-Clotilde, 50 mm