No you're not crazy, the weather has been way worse and way more unpredictable than ever before.
Think about it, can you even remembered the last time we had 3 straight days without rain? That's because it hasn't happened since the end of winter. The Spring season has been one of the wettest on record.
According to Environment Canada, During the month of May, we had more than 124 mm of rain, which is 43 more than average. In June, we had 135 mm of rain, 48 mm above average! Plus the heavy clouds coverage is the reason why it's been so much colder than normal.
What's really frustrating is that it's not like we're being hit with a lot of storms, then at least the rain would be only be happening once in awhile. The problem is that it's raining little bit every day, and Environment Canada isn't sure why.
They say it could be linked to global warming, but it's too soon to tell.
So basically, if you see the sun shining, get up immediately and go outside, because you never know how long it'll be before it comes back.
A preliminary weather summary states that, with a peak of 32.4 C, the Montreal airport marked the highest recorded temperature for August 22 since records began in 1942, surpassing the previous daily high of 30.6 C recorded in 1955.
The hot and humid air mass currently over Quebec brings new temperature records for the southern and western parts… https://t.co/ogOE4dozZw
Make sure to bring a water bottle with you this weekend because Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Montreal for Thursday, expected to last until Monday. Montrealers can expect a "warm and humid air mass" for the next few days.
"It will be particularly hot on Friday and Saturday with daytime highs exceeding 30 degrees Celsius and humidex values reaching 40," Environment Canada warned.
If you feel like we've barely had a summer this year, you're not alone — to the point where one Reddit user, Eddy Habib, noticed that it looks like some trees in Montreal have leaves turning yellow quite a bit earlier than usual.
Habib posted a photo on the "ASKMTL" thread, along with the question: "Is it normal for leaves to start turning yellow in august?"
This picture was taken around 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 14 and Habib said they were rather shocked by what they saw. "I recently moved to Montreal and always hear about how beautiful Fall is around here. I just didn't know I'd get an early sneak peek in the hottest month of the year," they told MTL Blog.
MTL Blog reached out to Environment Canada to see what's up with the yellow leaves in August and meteorologist Simon Legault had a few hypotheses.
The health of the trees one sees in the photo could also be at play. When trees are "close to dying," their leaves may begin to change colours, according to Legault.
Legault claimed another possibility is that the "drafts" Montreal experienced this spring, during trees' growing season, made the climate very dry and could be causing leaves to change colours faster than in years past.
But, the meteorologist pointed out that all tree species are different and all may react differently to experiencing a dry growing season.
Legault left our conversation on a high note, saying we shouldn't worry because "this doesn't mean that fall is already here and everything will change colour in the next week."
A Bombay spokesperson described the maze as a "large-scale [...] whimsical oasis" with walls that "cloak the discoverable experiences within."
The maze installations are being created by Quebec's Charlie Larouche (Glassware Artist), Jeroen Kleijn (DJ & Olfactory Artist) and Chantal Royer (Botanical Artist) who were inspired by the taste of Bombay Bramble, a new naturally-flavoured raspberry and blackberry gin.
The experience will be completely free, and anyone over the age of 18 can take part.
In addition to a Bombay Bramble sample, guests will leave with a signature Bombay Sapphire Balloon Glass that they can use to stir up fun drinks at home.
Hedge Maze at the Old Port
Bombay Sapphire Canada
When: August 6: 4 p.m.-8 p.m.; August 7 and 8: 1 p.m.-8 p.m.
Address: 430, boul. Saint-Laurent, Old Port, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: Hedge mazes are fun, but even better when they're boozy.