While July is behind us, it will forever live on in the weather history books as a record breaker.

July 2022 was above the averages in not one, but two categories; heat and moisture.

Terri Lang is a meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada.

"July was actually slightly above average temperature-wise," confirmed Lang. "But not way above average."

While the higher temperatures weren't too far off base, at 19.7 C compared to the normal 18.5 C, the precipitation was certainly head-turning at 159 percent of the average.

"Making it the 30th wettest July in 137 years," commented Lang.

There was a total of 83.5 millimetres of rainfall in July, compared to the average of 52.6 millimetres.

This rainfall helped make up the ground from the slow start to the season for crops, and the slightly higher heat made sure that all that rainfall wasn't overtly soaking crops.

As harvest begins, the increased temperatures predicted for August should help expedite the maturing of crops, speeding up the process slightly.