OAKVILLE, ON/CNW/ The Weather Network recently released its Summer Forecast for the months of June, July and August, predicting what Canadians can expect for the most anticipated season of the year. Overall, most Canadians can expect a typical start to the season with stretches of near to above normal temperatures blanketing the country, sandwiched between bouts of cooler weather.
The Weather Network’s forecast shows that Western Canada will not be experiencing as hot or as dry a summer as the last several years, while eastern and central Canada will experience slightly warmer temperatures than previous years. Parts of northern Quebec and Labrador may see an extended period of below seasonal temperatures.
“This summer, we don’t see any strong signals for one part of the country to be consistently hot while another is consistently cool as we’ve seen in some past summers. Mother Nature looks to be spreading the warmth around pretty evenly over the next few months,” said Chris Scott, chief meteorologist at The Weather Network. “This means the majority of Canadians should experience a good dose of typically warm summer weather once we get into the heart of the season. On the other hand, precipitation will be highly variable, with the locations of individual thunderstorms determining who will get soaked and who will be dry.”
Summer’s changeable weather patterns bring an increased threat for severe thunderstorm activity, including the potential for tornadoes and localized heavy rain. As this is the time of year where active weather develops quickly and dangerous weather can rapidly progress, Canadians should pay close attention to the daily forecasts to stay safe and updated on the latest weather news.
British Columbia is forecast to have above normal temperatures except near normal for the south coast.
Precipitation for this province is forecast to be
near normal except above normal for extreme northwest areas.
Complete Summer Forecast details, including regional breakdowns, maps and charts are available at www.theweathernetwork.com/summer.