June 8, 2010 — A recent stretch of wet weather has left some farmers fields in the Maritimes covered in mud.
After nearly a week of wet weather in the Maritimes, some farmers in the region have cleaning up to do.
In some cases, fields are a muddy mess -- and that means farmers like Benoit Michaud are falling behind.
“We've got about five acres of good strawberries that really need a good cleaning,” he says. “You can't go there with cultivating equipment or even the weeders.”
This past weekend, the same system that brought heavy rain and a tornado to southern Ontario also swept across Atlantic Canada. Up to 25mm of rain fell in parts of Nova Scotia. People in Newfoundland saw even more rain than that.
Today, the conditions have improved, but Atlantic Canadians aren't in the clear just yet.
“We're looking at some lingering showers in some places today,” says Weather Network meteorologist Michelle Cassar. “We also have a frost warning in effect for New Brunswick tonight, thanks to high pressure and temperatures nearing the freezing mark overnight.”
So for farmers like Michaud, the next day or so will be a bit of a waiting game.
“We're just going to have to wait until it clears and we'll have a lot more work to do in a shorter period of time.”
For more details on what kind of weather you can expect in Atlantic Canada today, make sure you tune into The Weather Network on TV. Your National Forecast comes up at the top and bottom of every hour.