No end in sight for wet, hot Ottawa summer
Metro Ottawa

By Kieran Delamont, Ottawa Metro News, July 10, 2017

If you’ve been outside in Ottawa at any point in the first weeks of July, you have probably noticed a recurring theme in the city’s weather patterns: rain, and lots of it.

In recent months, Ottawa has seen an uncharacteristic amount of precipitation. The stretch of rain started in earnest in April, when the city received 147.6 mm of rain—at that point the city’s rainiest month since 2013.

An abundance of April showers did not bring May flowers, though. Just more May showers. May saw 176.8 mm of rain—the wettest month since July 2009, and the ninth-wettest month ever recorded in Ottawa.

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