We need some rain?

Jason Malloy
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We need some rain?

TRURO - We asked for it and now we're getting it - summer weather.
After an exceptionally slow start to the summer, Mother Nature has pulled through in a big way during the past week, delivering more seasonal temperatures.
By midday Tuesday the mercury was around 30 C in Truro and when the humidity was factored in, it felt more like the mid 30s C.
After a summer where many have complained about the wet, cold weather, some are now grumbling about the heat and humidity, according to Environment Canada's senior climatologist.
"Things are normal in Canada, we're complaining about the weather," he told the Truro Daily News jokingly.
"It's the wild swings from not enough summer, or where is summer, to 'my gosh, now we know what summer feels like and maybe we liked what we had.'"
The temperatures are forecasted to be between 17 C and 28 C through Sunday.
"It's not looking like this is going to be the end of this," Phillips said. "What we may see is more summer ahead of us than behind us."
People have been looking for any way to keep cool around town the past few days. The Town of Truro said it has more than 100 people at the Victoria Park Pool in recent days and it was a busy spot yesterday with lots of smiling faces cooling off with a dip in the pool.
Typically during this week, the temperatures in Truro would peak at 23 but the high this week are between two and three degrees higher than normal.
While the weather is music to the ears of many, it could spell disaster for others.
"We need some rain," said Department of Natural Resources fire management supervisor Rob Uttaro. "People have been saying it's been a wet summer, but it's been drizzly. You look at the water levels and they're just not there."
Central Colchester County was moderate on the forest fire index while the outlying regions were high and an area outside Kentville is in the extreme area. The index indicates how intense a fire will burn.
While there are no bans on open fires, it is being discussed. Uttaro said people in the woods must be cautious.
"People must be careful with any kind of fire at all," he said.
Moderate amounts of rain during several days would be beneficial to the forest.

jmalloy@trurodaily.com


Organizations: Environment Canada, Truro Daily News, Victoria Park Pool Department of Natural Resources

Geographic location: TRURO, Canada, Colchester County Kentville

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  • Sarah
    January 18, 2010 - 10:16

    Ahh. In true Nova Scotia fashion - complain about the cold and complain about the heat. We're never happier than when we have something to complain about.

  • Winter Dreamer
    January 18, 2010 - 09:48

    I personally love winter and cold. I can't wait for summer to be over and see the first snow fall. Heavy snowfall warnings and dropping temperatures are the stuff dreams are made of.

  • Mary
    January 18, 2010 - 09:43

    That's ridiculous. We finally get a little bit of sun and hot weather. Suck it up people, it's beautiful. It will be back to cold, snow, ice, rain etc before long. We only get a month out of the year when it's hot weather. Want it cold move North.

  • Mary
    January 18, 2010 - 09:40

    That's ridiculous. We finally get a little bit of sun and hot weather. Suck it up people, it's beautiful. It will be back to cold, snow, ice, rain etc before long. We only get a month out of the year when it's hot weather. Want it cold move North.

  • Bill
    January 18, 2010 - 09:38

    Maybe Bill will bring some rain. Hopefully not too much!