While the rest of the world was burning up, temperatures in northwestern Ontario were a little cooler than usual.

Statistics show this past July was the warmest on Earth in 120,000 years...0.2 degrees warmer than in 2019, which was the previous hottest year.

Geoff Coulson from Environment Canada says most of the region saw temperatures a little lower than normal.

"For much of northwestern Ontario, we actually came in a degree or two below normal for the temperature," confirms Coulson.

"Similar situation actually for precipitation in July.  A good chunk of northwestern Ontario came in drier than normal."

The Kenora area finished last month with 59 millimeters of rain, compared to the average of just over 103 millimeters.

Fort Frances was the cool spot in the region with a daily mean temperature of 16.7, a full three degrees lower than average.

Thunder Bay saw the least rain with 35 millimeters, less than the usual, which is around 57 millimeters.

Dryden says the most precipitation at 103.9 millimeters, but that was still less that the norm, with is 117.5 millimeters.