While August was still slightly warmer than normal there was a little relief from the intense heat and dry weather of July. Our average high in August was 26.5C just slightly above normal (25.1C). Rains in late July and early August helped bring back lawns and sustained the gardens. We averaged 77.8mm of rain in August just under a norm of 80.6mm. Exact rainfall varied quite a bit however as it all came via localized thunderstorms. Southern Ontario experienced a particularly strong thunderstorm the third week of August with lots of lightning and thunder, but for us, little rain.
*all data based on Environment Canada data for Hamilton A Ontario