Drought in Central, Eastern Canada baking crops
A senior climatologist with Environment Canada says most of Central and Eastern Canada is experiencing extreme heat and little rain causing drought conditions, .
In a CBC News Network interview, David Phillips said that current conditions are what he would call a drought.
That could mean shoppers might see the price of produce go up, because of lower yields.
Hot, sticky weather is continuing across eastern Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces. Heat and humidity warnings have been issued for southern Quebec, including Montreal, which broke a record with Saturday's high of 33 C.
In the last 30 days across southern Ontario, many areas have received 10 to 20 millimetres of precipitation or less, down 60 per cent from the normal amount.