The rainiest June and July in city records has made Toronto the country's soggiest city this summer and has put 2008 on the fast track to be the city's wettest year ever.
Morning showers and flash afternoon storms yesterday brought Toronto's two-month rain tally up to 272.8 millimetres (10.7 inches) as of 2 p.m. yesterday, eclipsing the previous record for the same period with eight days left to go.
The two months of regular downpour made Toronto the only city shattering summer rain records. It also makes us the rainiest area in the country over that time, said Dave Phillips, Environment Canada's senior climatologist.
"Toronto is the wettest location in the country," he said. "Nowhere even comes close."
Add the saturated summer to the snow-laden winter, and we're easily on pace to beat a 30-year-old record for the city's wettest year ever, Phillips noted.
Routinely waterlogged cities like St. John's, Halifax, Thunder Bay and Prince Rupert, "can't hold a candle to Toronto" over the last two months, the weather guru said.Source: Toronto Star
My tomatoes and red peppers are loving all this rain!