The latest tropical storm has stalled and taken a turn out to sea, taking the best chance of heavy rain in Nova Scotia with it.

If a lot of rain doesn't fall, and soon, it won't make much difference for Annapolis Valley farmers, whose crops are suffering and behind schedule for the fall harvest.

It's a dry spell they say they haven’t experienced since the late 1990's.

"We've seen premature drop on apples, we've seen problems, anything that is a little weaker pollinated has been dropping," says Wolfville farmer Peter Elderkin. “The concern is that the trees could be stressed enough that maybe they won't set-up a crop for next year."

At the Dill farm in Windsor, a consistent lack of rain has caused Nova Scotia's famous supersized pumpkins to be underweight.

"Normally for this time of year, when we get the pumpkins pollinated, this pumpkin here is measuring at close to 500lbs, on a normal average year it should be 700 to 800 lbs.,” Says Howard Dill’s daughter, Diana MacDonald.

When it comes to the rest of the farm's crop - some made it through the season, other plants didn't fare as well.

"We're trying to water as much as we can, but we have so much stuff in the ground - this gets a little, and this gets a little, and that's all you can do,” says MacDonald.

Other parts of the province are also feeling the effects of the lack of water. In Barrington, municipal facilities have opened up to let people shower and wash their clothes. The fire department is also delivering water to people who have dry wells.

In Yarmouth, the Mariners Centre hockey arena has also opened up to allow people to take showers.

If there is a winner in this dry spell, it's province's wine industry. Dry hot temperatures have produced a bumper crop.

"What some people may not know is that grape vines are deep rooted. They go down there a few feet in some cases, and they also like hot dry weather,” says wine maker Tony Barkhouse.

The dry weather is also causing rivers to sit low, making many people in Annapolis Valley to conserve the most water they can, until it rains again.

With files from CTV Atlantic's Suzette Belliveau.