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Expect August temperatures to be warmer than usual says Environment Canada senior climatologist

David Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment Canada, said August temperatures could exceed July numbers.
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August temperatures should be warmer than usual in Ottawa, Smiths Falls and the Valley. 

David Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment Canada, said he can't really complain about the summer in the capital so far. 

"I think it's been close to being delightfully boring in the Ottawa area," he told CityNews Ottawa on August 2. 

Phillips said his model suggests that August is going to be warmer than normal, even warmer than July. 

"I think there is still a lot of summer left in the air," he added. "There will be some warm days, we haven't finished counting those days above 30 C and I think people will complain about the humidity."

Phillips said the average afternoon high in August is around 25 C and 26 C, adding there could be dryer conditions than normal. 

"I wouldn't write the final chapter on summer like weather," he said. 




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