Will Canadians enjoy a warm summer this year, or will those chilly temperatures most of us are currently experiencing persist throughout the season? Well, The Weather Network has the complete details for your neck of the woods as it unveils its 2017 Summer Forecast for the months of June, July and August.
Here’s a look at the weather you can expect in your neck of the woods this summer:
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.
Just keep in mind, that no matter the weather, you can always fire up the grill to take off the chill!