Canada’s top forecaster admits it has been a cruel summer for Ottawa.

178 mm of rain has fallen on the capital since summer began on June 21.

Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips tells CTV Morning Live the wet weather is being caused by a weather-delivering jet stream sitting on top of us, instead of where it normally should be north of the region.

“Typically in Canada in the summertime, (the jet stream) is well to the north,” said Phillips. “(Normally), Eastern Canada gets a few stormy days, but mostly dry days; sunny days; hot days like we had last year.”

Phillips says Ottawa can expert warmer than normal temperatures through July and August, but he doesn’t expect Mother Nature to make up for the wet summer.

“My sense is nature is not going to make up for what has been, rather than a hummer of a summer, a bummer of a summer.”