Peter Finlayson, Ormstown Weatherman The hot and humid weather continued into the fourth week of August, with the average temperature climbing up a little bit from the previous week and rising to 22.5° C. The normal for the month is 20.2° C, and if the cooler temperatures for the last few days of the month don’t put too much of a dent in the average, August 2021 could turn out to be a record warm month for the last 54 years (22.0° C set in 1973). The region has now experienced ten days with temperatures in excess of 30° C in 2021, only one of which occurred in July. Heat units (CHU) also continued on pace, with 764 CHU having been recorded for the month so far, which is pretty much on the button for the monthly average of 768 CHU with three days to go. The season-to-date total is now 2669 CHU, with the start of the growing season measured from May 10th. Rainfall depended on where you live as precipitation continued to come in the form of showers and thundershowers. Ormstown recorded 5.6 mm of rain during the week, bringing the month’s total to 49 mm, and with another 10 mm that fell very early on Sunday morning, the total is now 59 mm. Other neighbouring regions have not been so lucky, receiving half the amount of precipitation as Ormstown. The Environment Canada weather station in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue is reporting only 20.2 mm, St-Anicet has recorded only 28.1 mm so far this month, while St-Rémi is reporting 29.1 mm and St-Jean-sur-Richelieu 32.9 mm. The blueberry season is close to the end, and the field vegetables - peas, beans and peppers, and loads of tomatoes - have quickly matured with the heat. The sweet corn is abundant and amazing, and the mid-season sweeter apples are now on the market - Paula Red, Sunrise and Ginger Gold, with lots more to come.