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If you’ve been of the opinion that the weather in Winnipeg has never been so bad — you’re right.
Environment Canada says that Winnipeg will set a local record today for nine consecutive months of below-seasonal temperatures.
"You’ve never had nine consecutive months of below-seasonal temperatures before," meteorologist Alyssa Charbonneau said this morning.
Charbonneau said the mean average temperature for the month of August has been 17.27 C — more than a full degree cooler than the average of 18.5 C for this month.
Charbonneau said the previous record for consecutive months of below-seasonal weather had been set in 1995-1996 and before that in 1978-1979.
But Charbonneau said the good news is that we’re unlikely to hit 10 months.
The long-term forecast is temperatures in September should be above normal, beginning with this week, she said.
However, Charbonneau cautioned that the accuracy of Environment Canada’s long-term forecasts haven’t been that good.