Environment Canada says the region should see some relief from the recent wet weather as we head into early August.

“If we look ahead, at least for the next couple of weeks, it looks like a bit of a break in the pattern in store for the Lake of the Woods area,” explains Environment Canada Meteorologist Geoff Coulson.

“A few showers in the forecast for Friday, but as we get into the weekend and at least into the first part of next week, looks like a large area of high pressure will build and that will keep things pretty quiet with a fair amount of sunshine expected for the area.”

Coulson explains that it’s continued to be a historically-wet spring and summer in 2022 after record-breaking droughts in 2021, and staff are continuing to monitor the situation.

“We’ve been in contact with the Lake of the Woods Control Board and the Ministry of Natural Resources in respect to the rainfall around Lake of the Woods and eastward towards Fort Frances and Atikokan. It’s been a very wet period of time.”

In July, the Kenora Airport recorded 153 mm of rainfall, well-above July’s average rainfall of 103 mm. As well, Coulson notes about 57 mm of this month’s totals fell on July 19 when a massive storm ripped through the Kenora, Dryden and Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls areas.