April showers seem to have just brought May showers too. This month has been grey and rainy, making it difficult to enjoy many outdoor springtime activities. On the bright side, gardening has been a breeze thanks to mild weather and ample precipitation.
If you've felt like this month has been ridiculously rainy, you're not just imagining things. This May has had one of the longest streaks of consecutive days of rain since records began. If this continues as predicted, we will be breaking the record for most consecutive days of rain in May EVER.
YUL Weather Records, a Twitter account run by weather historian Rold Campbell, posts interesting tidbits about Montreal weather records. Campbell published this Tweet early on Thursday morning:
Today is #Montréal's 11th consecutive May rain day which puts this run in 5th place for the longest run on record.… https://t.co/kvwCcP0rQs— Montreal Weather Records🌤 (@Montreal Weather Records🌤) 1558617505.0
We are currently in fifth place for the most consecutive days of rain in May since records began. The top four places are all tied for fifth at 12 consecutive days. This means that, if it rains tomorrow, Montreal will break an all-time rain record.
Environment Canada is in fact warning of the risk of thunderstorms tonight. These thunderstorms will bring rainfall later tonight, and the rain should continue until the early hours of Friday morning.
Rain is also preducted on Saturday. This means that there is a chance that we will not only tie for most consecutive days of rain in May, but we may in fact break the record.
Records began in 1871, which means that it will be the most consecutive days of rain in at least 148 years.
If weather predictions are accurate, May 2019 could claim the most consecutive days of rain ever for the month.