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July is shaping up to be warmer than usual

This could be the second straight month of above-normal temps in Thunder Bay
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THUNDER BAY — Residents of Northwestern Ontario who prefer warm weather over moderate temperatures apparently have something to look forward to this month.

Environment Canada  says forecast models currently point to above-average temperatures through the end of July.

"Right now there is a good trend for the next four weeks. We are looking at an above-normal trend for all of Northwestern Ontario, including Thunder Bay," says meteorologist Gerald Cheng.

Cheng said early indications also point to a drier July than normal.

If the forecast holds true, Thunder Bay will enjoy its second straight month of above-average temperatures, after being below normal for five straight months (January to May). 

Environment Canada data shows that in June the average daily maximum at Thunder Bay Airport was 22.3 C, compared with the long-term normal of 20.6 C for that month.

Last month also saw 44.7 millimetres of rain fall at the airport, only 52 per cent of normal.


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