Despite the stormy weather as of late, it doesn’t appear that Toronto will break any rainfall records for April.
The wettest April on record is from 1992 when 133.8 mm of rain fell during the month.
So far, the city of Toronto has only recorded 92 mm of rain at Environment Canada’s Pearson Airport station, said senior climatologist Dave Phillips. He added that the total does not include five hours of rain the city has seen on Thursday morning.
But the rain is expected to taper off during Thursday and there is only a 30 per cent chance of showers on Friday.
“I think we may reach the 100 mark,” said Phillips. “But I don’t think we’re going to get much over it.”
That is not to say April hasn’t been a damp and dark month.
“It’s been a depressing month,” said Phillips. “I’ve been telling people it’s not the election, it’s not because it’s tax month -- it’s the weather!”
Toronto has only seen a total of 119 hours of sunshine for the entire month of April, which is significantly below the normal of 197 hours.
Only three of the last 14 days have been precipitation-free.
As it stands now, there may be one more day of sunshine left for April. Environment Canada is forecasting sunny skies and a high of 17 C for Saturday, the last day of the month.
-- Madeleine White, Staff Reporter