Spring was not in a big rush this year.
Environment Canada reports Saskatoon’s mean temperature in April was 5.4 degrees below the long-term average.
The mean temperature was -0.7 degrees Celsius. That is calculated by adding the high and low temperatures for each day and dividing that number by 60.
Meteorologist Dan Kulak says it was the 13th coldest April in 122 years of recorded data for Saskatoon.
It was also the 32nd driest April with only 9.1 millimetres of liquid precipitation. (rain and snow) The long-term average for Saskatoon is 22.7 millimetres.
Prince Albert reported the 7th coldest April in the last 131 years. The mean temperature was -2.7 degrees Celsius, which was six degree colder than the long-term average.
Total monthly precipitation in Prince Albert was 7.4 millimetres, well below the normal 27 millimetres, making it the 20th driest April.