10/6/2017 10:23:35 AM

According to Environment Canada August was wet with Normal temperatures for our area. Eastern Ontario received 75% more and up to double the normal amounts of precipitation for August; adding to our wetter than normal spring experienced. However; Western Ontario experienced drier-than-normal conditions where there was a 50%-75% drop in precipitation. Preliminary data for September has also been released and shows a switch with the West getting all the rain and the East being hot and dry. Environment Canada says September was warmer-than-normal by 2 to 4 degrees Celsius mainly due to the fall heatwave. Temperatures exceeded the 30 degrees Celsius mark in many areas, with many new maximum temperature records set daily during September 23 to 27, as temperatures were 10 to 14 degrees above normal values. With the extreme heat, many Ontarians may have forgotten that the month started on a chilly note with record low minimum temperatures set on the 1st and 2nd.

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