It seemed way more rainy than usual these past few days, didn't it? It was like we experienced three seasons in one day, which honestly is the norm around these parts. In the mornings, chilly. Afternoons, sweltering. Nighttime, rainy and cold. What gives?
You probably weren't aware of it, but Montreal just broke a 142-year-old rainfall record! The 16 straight days of rain has not seen since 1877. It completely shattered the previous record of 12 days, last seen in 2011. The city began keeping rainfall records in 1871.
With summer projections not looking encouraging in the least, Montreal should expect more of the same in the coming months. Maybe we won't reach 16 consecutive days of rain for another 142 years but one thing is certain, unseasonable and unpredictable weather is the new worldwide norm.
🥇Streak over. After 16 consecutive May days with rain in #Montréal, there was no rain yesterday. We broke the all t… https://t.co/lepX6HFygA
— Montreal Weather Records🌤 (@Montreal Weather Records🌤)1559250541.0
According to YUL Weather Records, Montreal broke the rainfall record between the period of May 13th - May 28th. If you thought it was unreasonably rainy throughout the week, you were right!
Surprisingly enough, this rainfall record hasn't been reached in 142 years. Springtime in Montreal usually means heavy rainfall and lush green trees and grass. Though it might be annoying to some, better rain than snow, am I right?
Don't let weather forecasts put a damper on your plans for the start of the summer! Believe us, Montreal weather is unpredictable and is constantly changing so as long as you're prepared, you'll be fine.