Considerable rain fell in the North Okanagan in October.

Considerable rain fell in the North Okanagan in October.

October was a rainy month in the North Okanagan

The Environment Canada station in Coldstream received 66.2 millimetres of rain in October

Umbrellas were needed in October.

The Environment Canada station in Coldstream received 66.2 millimetres of rain in October, while the norm for the month is 34.3 millimetres.

“It was definitely a wet month for the Okanagan,” said Matt MacDonald, meteorologist.

In fact, it was the ninth wettest October on record (the wettest was 108 millimetres in 1933).

Nineteen out of the 31 days in October experienced rain, while the normal is 12 days.

Along with the rain, October was mild.

The average temperature for the month was 8.5 while the normal is 7.2.

There were only two nights below freezing — Oct. 11 and 12.

The average overnight low last month was 4.3 while normal is 2.6.

In terms of the daytime high, the average in October was 12.6 compared to the norm of 11.8.

“For the foreseeable future, it looks to stay mild,” said MacDonald.