Driest July In Windsor Becomes Wettest July 31 On Record

Windsor was on track for the driest July on record until Tuesday night arrived.

Up until Tuesday afternoon, just under 14mm of rain had fallen in the area for the entire month of July which would have made it the driest month on record.

But then 29mm of rain fell last night which broke the record for the wettest July 31, the record was previously set back in 1973.

"Here we went from the driest month in July to the the wettest July 31," laughs Environment Canada Senior Climatologist David Phillips who notes a lot can happen in weather within 24 hours.

Despite the rainfall Tuesday night, Phillips says it is still the driest July in 18 years.

Windsor received 42.8mm of rain in July when the normal amounts are about 89.2mm.

Temperature wise, he says July started hot, but then settled down and averaged out to about 0.3C warmer than normal.