It's no secret this summer has been a scorcher compared to last year.

According to Environment Canada, the Calgary area only saw about 60% of it's normal rainfall amount for June, July, and August.

Dan Kulak, meteorologist with Environment Canada, says we've seen more days with temperatures above 30 this summer.

"There were about 12 days with temperatures at least 30 degrees Celsius and for Calgary with the long term reference we have here the normal you'd expect would be about five days during the summer time, so double and then some for the days above 30 you'd normally get in a year."

Kulak adds we should still be a couple weeks away before we wake up to frost as overnight lows remain above the freezing mark.

There's already discussion over what the forecast will bring this fall and winter.

"Right now the indications are that the fall and early part of the winter are going to be more of what we call a neautral condition, no real strong El Nino or La Nina either way so there's really not a lot of forcing mechanisms to say which way the weather might go... but the early part of the fall does appear to be a continuation of the warm and dry pattern."

Kulak adds temperatures in the Foothills will be in the high 20's to low 30's for the rest of week.

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