May is an important month for farmers putting crops into the ground, which means that how much rain falls and how hot it is can be crucial.
This year, May was joined by rain that seems to have been above average, according to Environment Canada Meteorologist Terri Lang.
"For the month, a total of 63.6 millimeters of rain, 27 of which fell on May 12th. The May average is 56.2 millimeters, so a little bit better than average, so that's good. Last May, 133.1 millimeters, 2021 65.5 millimeters, 2020 23.8, and 2019 19.9."
Last year's incredibly rainy May was due to a series of decent rains adding up over time.
"The 9th of May had 26 millimeters, the 12th had 22 millimeters, the 13th at 24 millimeters, and then the 29th had 28 millimeters," said Lang, "So that added up to a lot of millimeters last year."
The heat did pick up substantially during this year's May.
"With the preliminary numbers, the average was 15.1 degrees. The 30-year average is 11.5 and from what I can tell," said Lang, "It looks like it's tied for perhaps the 4th warmest May on record."
That's helped out by our current run of warm weather, even as May didn't have any nasty flare-ups of temperature from heat warnings.
"Particularly the last week or so has been quite warm up in the mid to upper 20s and you didn't even hit 30," said Lang, "It looks like the heat warnings require a temperature of 32 for at least two days in a row."