Environment Canada reminds us severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Tanner Colvin / CP
It might seem like an unusually cool, rainy summer, but in fact, the weather has been fairly close to average, according to Environment Canada.
“It terms of temperature, it was bang on,” said Maxime Desharnais, a meteorologist at the Montreal weather office.
The average temperature in June was 18.6, compared to the normal average for that month of 18.7, he said.
Yes, it has been rainier than usual, but only in Montreal, Desharnais said. The city got 135 millilitres of rain in June, compared to an average of 87 millilitres. But precipitation in neighbouring regions was pretty close to normal, he said.
“June was pretty thunderstormy,” Desharnais added, noting there were four tornadoes and some hail storms.
In July so far, the weather has been slightly cooler than usual, with an average temperature of 20.6, compared to a normal of 21.2.
We’ve already had 50.4 millilitres of rain, more than half of the monthly normal of 89.3 millilitres for the entire month of July.
Warmer temperatures are expected all week, so the average for July will probably be close to normal, he said.
Environment Canada is calling for highs around 27 every day until the weekend, with a humidex in the low 30s.
That doesn’t qualify as a heat wave, which is when the humidex reaches 40, Desharnais said.
Sunday will be sunny, followed by showers on Monday, and sun and cloud for the rest of the week.
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