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Today may be a gem, with sunny skies, high temperatures in the 80s, and lower humidity. And August may hold many bright, halcyon days in store.
But June and July were unseasonably cool and wetter than normal across much of southern New England, the National Weather Service says.
June was the sixth coolest June in Boston, since records started being kept in 1872. June and July, taken together, with an average temperature of 66.9 degrees, or 4.1 below the typical average, were the fourth coolest ever. The temperature never got to 90 in June and July. That's only happened five times before, most recently in 1996.
With 6.9 inches of rain, or 3.84 inches more than the average, July was the sixth wettest July on record and the wettest since 1982, the weather service said Sunday.
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