After weeks of hot weather and a lack of rain, Regina appears to be setting a 130-year-old record.
According to Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips, the Regina-area received 1.5 millimetres of rain in July 1887.
So far, Regina’s only received 0.2 mm of rain this month.
Even with six days left in the month, Phillips expects the record to be shattered.
“You’ve got a few days to go, but I just don’t see any rescue rains on the way,” Phillips told the 980 CJME Morning Show.
“I’d like to tell you there’s a monsoon on the way but, hey, I’d be lying. It’s just more of the same persistence. What you see is what you’re going to continue to get.”
Phillips called the weather “true prairie kind of conditions,” with daytime highs three degrees warmer than average and nighttime lows in the early morning hours cooler than normal.
Phillips explained Regina and the southern part of the province won’t be getting what it needs in the short-term forecast.
“Good weather would be a real soaking, percolating kind of rain, but I don’t see any rescue rain on the horizon.”