"We expect the rest of the summer to be maybe close or slightly over the normal" temperature, said Environment Canada's Simon Legault.
Updated: June 1, 2018
Lisa Shalom takes a break in Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier Park in Montreal, on Thursday, May 31, 2018. (Dave Sidaway / MONTREAL GAZETTE) Dave Sidaway / Dave Sidaway / Montreal Gazette
If you enjoyed the burst of heat in Montreal this week, savour your last bit of it over a weekend that’s expected to be sunny and dry.
After a May that was slightly warmer than usual, Montrealers can expect a cooler than usual first half of June, according to Environment Canada.
Subtropical storm Alberto, which caused evacuations and states of emergencies in some parts of the United States this week before it started to recede on Wednesday, is responsible for the warm and humid weather that Montreal saw this week.
“We expect the rest of the summer to be maybe close or slightly over the normal” temperature, said meteorologist Simon Legault.
Montreal had a mean temperature of 15.5 C in May, slightly higher than the 14 C norm for the month, he said.
Southern Quebec was significantly less wet than usual last month. Montreal received close to half of the normal amount of rain for May, receiving 53 millimetres compared to the 90-95 millimetres that are typical.
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