Parts of P.E.I. labelled as 'abnormally dry' after warm July
A farmer works a potato field in North Tryon, P.E.I. in this July 13, 2000 photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)
THE CANADIAN PRESS
Published Wednesday, August 8, 2018 7:41AM ADT
Last Updated Wednesday, August 8, 2018 7:44AM ADT
After above normal temperatures throughout Atlantic Canada in July, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has classified a swath of Prince Edward Island as abnormally dry.
The department's drought report, which reflects conditions as of July 31, shows most central and eastern parts of the province as abnormally dry.
The report says that despite above average precipitation in June, warm temperatures and inadequate rainfall throughout July led to the development of a dry pocket.
It also says that a severe drought pocket has emerged in northern New Brunswick due to high temperatures, below normal precipitation and poor streamflow.
Meanwhile, a patch of southwestern Labrador is experiencing moderate drought conditions.