The Weather Network's Summer Forecast
Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 11:35 AM -
Oakville, Ontario, May 24, 2017 – A delayed spring with chilly temperatures across most of the country has Canadians crossing their fingers for a warmer summer. The time has come for The Weather Network to release its Summer Forecast for the months of June, July and August, predicting conditions for the most anticipated season of the year. After months of waiting, will Canadians be rewarded with a beautiful summer?
“Unlike last year, it looks like Mother Nature will defy being defined this summer,” said Chris Scott, Chief Meteorologist at The Weather Network. “With varying weather conditions across Canada, we can’t paint the entire country with the same brush. Instead, each region will experience its own unique and changeable weather pattern throughout the season.”
From coast to coast to coast, The Weather Network’s forecast shows that no two regions are the same, giving Canadians a forecast as varied as the country’s landscape.
This summer, B.C. will experience a season comparable to last year. This region can anticipate warmer than normal temperatures, but the summer won’t be excessively hot. After a wet spring, near normal precipitation during a time of year that is typically drier will allow the region to start to dry out. As a result, we will have to keep an eye on the wild fire threat as the season progresses.
Much like last summer, the Prairies will see alternating periods of below and above seasonal temperatures. The warm weather in B.C. could spread into Alberta, while the eastern Prairies will experience near to slightly below seasonal temperatures. While localized pockets of dry weather may still occur, the potential for widespread or prolonged drought appears to be minimal.
Ontario & Quebec
This year won’t be as hot and dry as last summer. Much like the spring, this region will be kept on its toes with periods alternating between above normal and near to below normal temperatures. In addition, an active and occasionally stormy pattern should bring near to above normal rainfall to the region.
Warm water to the south and cold water to the east should contribute to a rollercoaster of temperatures during the season. The balance is expected to tip towards warmer than normal for the southern Maritimes, while coastal Labrador and northern Newfoundland are expected to be cooler than normal.
Yukon Territory can look forward to a warmer than normal summer while much of the Northwest Territories will see near normal temperatures. Below normal temperatures are expected for southern Nunavut while above normal temperatures are forecast for most of Baffin Island.
Summer’s typical heat and humidity in many parts of Canada will bring the threat for severe thunderstorms, including the risk of tornadoes. This is the time of year when Canadians need to pay extra close attention to the daily forecast as dangerous weather can develop rapidly. Canadians can be prepared for changeable weather patterns by visiting www.theweathernetwork.com or by downloading The Weather Network App and creating an account for personalized and up to the minute forecast information.