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Toronto's soggiest May in years


This could go on to be Toronto's rainiest May in decades
This could go on to be Toronto's rainiest May in decades

Lyndsay Morrison, staff writer

May 28, 2011 — This May is already Toronto's second-rainiest in the last 20 years, and there's more precipitation in the forecast.

Toronto May rainfall by year
Toronto May rainfall by year

Have you found yourself doing a little more puddle-jumping than usual this spring? You're not alone. Turns out, this has been one of Toronto's soggiest springs in the last two decades.

The city has already seen 136.2 mm of rainfall -- less than 20 mm shy of the May 2003 record of 152.8 mm.

With just a few days left in May, 2011 could easily claim the top spot, says Elena Grigorenko, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.

More rain is forecast over the coming days
More rain is forecast over the coming days

“A new system developing in the U.S. is sending pulses of moisture through southern Ontario over the weekend,” she explains. “We could definitely reach number one.”

This year's soggy spring has had an impact on farmer's fields across the province of Ontario. Cool, wet weather also delayed the blooming of thousands of tulips in Ottawa ahead of the Canadian Tulip Festival.

For a closer look at the weather you can expect through the rest of the month, be sure to check your local forecast. You can also tune in to The Weather Network on TV, where your Regional Forecast comes up at the top and bottom of the hour.

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