An Environment Canada expert says he doesn't blame people in the N.W.T. for suffering a kind of "weather rage."

On average, this May in N.W.T. has been five degrees colder than last May. More than half the month has been cool, cloudy and wet.

David Phillips, a climatologist with Environment Canada, says this is the time of year people in the Northwest Territories expect sun and warming temperatures.

"Nature is robbing you of these kind of days," he says. "People are getting a little grumpy. It's almost weather rage to say 'Hey, come on.' It's been colder than normal since December. We expected by this time to warm up even in the North. And nature doesn't seem to be co-operating so far."

Phillips says in the next month it should warm up. He's still predicting a warmer-than-average summer.