|Despite the cooler and wetter than normal summer in Montreal to date, people continue to enjoy the outdoors like those sailing on Lac St. Louis in Lachine on Wednesday. (ValleyWX)|
|The weather pattern shown above that has chilled our summer in Montreal so far, is expected to continue. (Almanac.com)|
The trend of hot and dry weather in western Canada and cooler wet weather across the US northeast, Quebec and Ontario, looks like it will prevail into the middle of the of the month at the very least. The map above shows the pattern that has been with us for most of May, June and July. With the polar jet riding high in the west and sinking in the east, this summer is starting to look like a typical El Nino one. In between the cool air to the north and sultry air to the south, lots of rain and thunderstorms will continue from the southern plains into the northeast just clipping southern Quebec. While temperatures are not terrible, this is not shaping up to be a hot summer. To date only two 30C highs have been recorded at Trudeau Airport (YUL) this year. In addition to the cooler weather it has been wet with over 150mm (6 inches) of rain in Montreal since June 1st.