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Time to celebrate! The Weather Network shares its outlook for Canada


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    Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 9:24 AM -

    Near seasonal temperatures expected in the west, with muggier conditions from Ontario east

    With Canada Day only a week away, Canadians are busy planning their weekend escapes, outdoor parties, picnics and cottage getaways, but the question on many minds is: will Mother Nature cooperate? To help Canadians plan their celebrations, meteorologists at The Weather Network have prepared a weather outlook for Saturday, June 28 to Tuesday, July 1.

    “Nearly all parts of the country have the threat of thunderstorms at some point during the extended long weekend with the exception of coastal B.C. and Nunavut,” said Chris Scott, Chief Meteorologist at The Weather Network.  “There will also be plenty of warm weather which will have people enjoying the outdoors, so it’s critical to be aware of rapidly changing conditions and head inside at the first rumble of thunder.”

    This week, leading up to the Canada Day weekend, temperatures across the country will be changeable, but average out to near seasonal. 

     

    During the Canada Day weekend (June 28 – July 1), warm and humid weather will surge into much of Eastern Canada from Ontario to Newfoundland. However, the increase in heat and humidity will also bring the threat for showers and thunderstorms from time to time.  The Weather Network is monitoring the timing for a transition to cooler weather in Ontario towards the end of the long weekend as that would bring a more widespread threat for rain and thunderstorms.

     

    Southern British Columbia and the Western Prairies will start the weekend cool and unsettled, but the weather will improve as it gets closer to Canada Day.  The Eastern Prairies will see a transition from muggy and unsettled weather during the weekend with cooler and drier weather for Canada Day.

     

    To provide an understanding of how this forecast compares to past Canada Days, the chart below shows the historical average and record temperatures and precipitation for some of the major cities across the country on July 1.

     

    Temperature

    Precipitation

    Normal

    Record

    Record

    Vancouver

    20.7  °C

    30.6 °C (1942)

    14.4 mm (1997)

    Edmonton

    21.6 °C

    26.5 °C (2006)

    25.4 mm (1973)

    Calgary

    21.8 °C

    32.8 °C (1924)

    25.9 mm (1955)

    Saskatoon

    24.0 °C

    33.9 °C (1962)

    71.6 mm (1962)

    Regina

    24.7 °C

    35.6 °C (1937)

    39.8 mm (1991)

    Winnipeg

    24.8 °C

    31.1 °C (1974)

    24.9 mm (1965)

    Thunder Bay

    22.8 °C

    32.2 °C (1966)

    23.6 mm (1971)

    Toronto

    25.8 °C

    35.6 °C (2002)

    33.0 mm (1956)

    Ottawa

    25.6 °C

    36.7 °C (1963)

    58.9 mm (1959)

    Montreal

    25.3 °C

    32.2 °C (1963)

    44.2 mm (1956)

    Fredericton

    24.7 °C

    32.2 °C (1955)

    21.8 mm (1971)

    Halifax

    22.5 °C

    30.0 °C (2012)

    25.4 mm (1970)

    Charlottetown

    21.9 °C

    28.9 °C (1948)

    41.1 mm (1950)

    St. John's

    18.6 °C

    27.2 °C (1957)

    30.0 mm (1998)

     

     

    Canada Day weekend is busy on the roads, so stay up to date on traffic conditions, including road closures and accidents, with Beat the Traffic online or iPhone and Android applications. Tune in or click The Weather Network for up-to-the-minute forecast details throughout the weekend. 

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