Balance weather: the summer of 2017 to forget

News 27 August, 2017
  • Photo archive, Joel Lemay

    QMI agency

    Sunday, 27 August 2017 16:00

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    The summer of 2017 has been very difficult and is forgotten in the majority of Quebecers because of the changing weather.

    In recent months, the word heatwave has been very little pronounced if one considers that in Montreal, the hottest day this year was that of 18 June, with a temperature recorded to 32.1°C, almost two degrees less than 33.8°C August 5, 2016, which had been the hottest day of last year.

    “We came to the beach a dozen times in the past year, but this year it is our second day”, told TVA News Sunday, the mother of a family at the beach of Oka.

    Only four days over 30°C have been recorded this summer, compared to 17 in 2016.

    “This is the first and last day of beach,” ironisé a boater at the camera VAT New. “This summer is going to be (relegated to) the dustbin”, he said.

    Too much rain and hail

    In the greater Montreal region, the rainfall has exceeded the average for a summer season. In total, 336 mm of rain fell: 135 in June to 125 in July, 76 in August.

    The hail has done much damage in Quebec as there were seven days of hail in 2017. The average is one day.

    According to an Environment Canada meteorologist, the scenario of 2017 could repeat itself in the next few years with a changing weather, extreme temperatures, rain and sometimes sun.