This spring and summer started out very hot and dry but we've been paying for it ever since.

David Phillips a meteorologist with Environment Canada says crops seem to be ripening a couple of weeks earlier this year.

"If we can keep that frost away, I mean typically it doesn't become an issue until mid-September," he says. "My sense is if you get cooperation from nature and you get some dry and sunny conditions it should be ideal to ripen the crop and bring it on for harvesting, you won't have to worry about the frost."

Phillips says he feels farmers pain.

"I have the greatest regard and respect for forming communities and farmers, they grow what we eat and they're often challenged by weather and people think that they're weather sensitive in urban area, well, they're not compared to what farmers have to do and certainly for the west it's how the economy goes," he says.

He says August looks a bit better as far as the temperature goes, but long-term rain forecasting is difficult to do.