Numbers bear out rainy June and July

In this Aug. 14, 2016, file photo, a thunderstorm rolls into the region along Highway 401 in South Stormont, Ont. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

SD&G – You’re not mistaken…it was a rainy June across SD&G and July is also shaping up to be a wetter than normal month.

Statistics provided to Cornwall Newswatch by Environment Canada show at least 127.2 millimeters of rain fell in June – a month which normally has a long-term average of 97.3 millimeters.

But meteorologist Geoff Coulson says there are other recent years where June rainfall has rivalled this year, including 130.7 millimeters in 2015, 134.3 millimeters in 2014 and 153.1 millimeters in 2010.

Out of the 30 days in June, 17 of them had a measurable rainfall.

And how is July shaping up?

As of Friday (July 14) we had received about three-quarters of the average monthly rainfall in the first 14 days (as of Friday there was 72.4 millimeters of rain – long-term average is 99).

There has been rain 7 of the 14 days so far this month.

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