After being swamped by well-above-average rainfall throughout the spring, the wet areas of Manitoba have started drying out over the past month or so.
And the dry-down should last a while longer, said Drew Lerner, president of World Weather Inc. in Kansas City.
“The longer-range outlook was for Manitoba to see drier weather as the summer went along, and with the ridge of high pressure that’s being advertised for the U.S. Midwest for the next 10 days or so, we will probably see that pattern perpetuate for the next little while,” Lerner said in mid-July.
“Temperatures in the low-to mid-30s C are likely, and it will be humid.”
Harvest is expected to be late.
“Some of the areas in Saskatchewan and Alberta will still be getting rain in the traditional harvest season, but so much of the crop was planted late that it might not be much of a factor,” he said. “We should see a wet August and early September, but then it should stop raining, and should see better weather for harvesting.
“Manitoba is likely to be included in this as well, but it won’t be as wet as it is in the western provinces. We will still have showers coming along during the start of the harvest season, but I think once we get a couple of weeks into September we should see better harvest conditions right across the Canadian Prairies.”