Boston, Massachusetts reached its warmest temperature so far in the month of June on Wednesday – a mighty 56°, equivalent to the city’s average low temperature on June 3rd.
Before Monday and Tuesday, the only other June day in Boston’s recorded history (records date back to 1872) was on June 5th, 1945. The cold weather also marked the first time in nearly a decade that Boston set record low maximum high temperatures in consecutive days – the last time coming on July 7th and 8th, 2005.
On Monday and Tuesday, the city failed to reach 50° – the first time that’s ever happened on consecutive days in Boston in June. Boston’s average high for June 3rd is 72° – putting Monday and Tuesday’s highs of 49° a full 23° below average for this time of year.
So why has it been so called? Simple – the raw easterly wind off of the Boston Harbor is drawing in air temperatures reflective of the chilly Atlantic below. Water temperatures in the adjacent Atlantic are in the upper 40s and low 50s, and with a cool easterly breeze and low clouds and rain, Boston was forced to experience temperatures more fit for March than June – and on the heels of Boston’s snowiest winter ever recorded, with 110.6″ piling on the city last winter.
While it stays cooler than average, temperatures should rebound into the 60s and 70s by the end of the week, with sunshine returning by the weekend as well.
Meteorologist Chris Bianchi