MONCTON, N.B. – Maritime crops are struggling after Atlantic Canada’s driest spring on record and a very dry month of July.

Crops in areas of Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia have suffered substantial damage after only receiving half of
the normal amount of rain expected in July.

The situation has been somewhat better in New Brunswick, which has received two-thirds the amount expected.

However, Joe Brennan of Potatoes New Brunswick says while the province hasn’t been hit as hard as the rest of the region, crops are still struggling.

“The crop is living so far, but each 30 degree day is taking its toll.”

However, there could soon be relief.

Senior climatologist with Environment Canada David Phillips says three days of rainy weather are expected to start Wednesday.