(Kyle Smith is a local weather watcher. He writes a weather blog on his website LocalForecast.ca, here’s a snippet from his review of last month’s weather)
Environment Canada has released their month in review for July 2016.
The short version: temperatures are mostly on average, while precipitation is significantly lower than average.
While most are under the assumption that this has been a significantly warmer than usual Summer, it has actually be relatively average temperature wise. Some exceptions do apply; such as, regions in southern Ontario and areas west of Ottawa through to Algonquin Park — but even then, the temperature anomalies for those areas are only 1°.
A handful of days were hotter than average, but on a monthly scale, there were days that fell below average, too. This behavior cancels out some extremes and brings us down to an overall “average” month.
Ottawa’s Extremes for July 2016
- The warmest daytime high was 34° on July 22nd
- The coolest daytime high was 18.6° on July 9th
- The coolest overnight low was 10.7° in the early morning hours of July 20th
- The warmest overnight low was 20.7° on July 22nd
So why does it feel like this has been a record setting Summer?
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