Paranormally Pleasant or Ghoulishly Gloomy? The Weather Network Releases Its Halloween Forecast

OAKVILLE, ON, Oct. 29, 2015 /CNW/ - With blustery conditions affecting much of Canada leading into this weekend's trick-or-treating festivities, The Weather Network has released its Halloween Forecast to help Canadians plan their costumes and evenings accordingly. Will Canadians be under a warm 'spell' or will Saturday's spooky adventures be haunted by howling winds? 

"Fall tends to have the most changeable weather, making dressing your little goblins and superheroes a challenge," said Chris Scott, Chief Meteorologist at The Weather Network. "This Halloween will be no different, as conditions vary greatly across the country. Trick-or-treaters in British Columbia will likely need rain boots and jackets, whereas those out in Atlantic Canada may require adding a few extra layers to those costumes to keep warm."

Varying Weather Conditions Expected Across the Country

The key story nationwide is that conditions are dependent on one's location relative to the Great Lakes. Regions west of the Great Lakes, including British Columbia and the Prairies, can expect above seasonal temperatures, as can western Ontario. Eastern Ontario and regions east of the Great Lakes, including Quebec and Atlantic provinces, can anticipate below seasonal temperatures. Southern Ontario will remain near seasonal.

An active weather pattern continues through the weekend for British Columbia, resulting in a wet Halloween for much of the province. Conditions in Alberta will be similar to last year, while the Prairie can expect milder conditions. Moving further east, Ontario and Quebec will see near seasonal temperatures, though umbrellas would be a smart addition to costumes as scattered showers are possible. In Atlantic Canada, trick-or-treaters should put on a few extra layers as gusty winds and below seasonal temperatures will make for a chillier evening.

Current/Historical Halloween Weather and Sunset Times










Average Temperatures (°C)

Sunset (local time)

2014's Weather


High

Low

Mean

Trick 'r Treat Temperatures  

(6:00-9:00pm Average)

Weather

Vancouver

11.1

4.7

7.9

5:53pm

9°C

Rain during day, cleared out for trick 'r treating

Victoria

11.6

3.9

7.8

5:56pm

10°C

Cloudy but dry

Calgary

7.5

-5.1

1.2

6:12pm

5°C

Mainly clear & breezy

Edmonton

5.6

-3.7

1.0

6:03pm

3°C

Light rain

Regina

6.0

-6.0

0.0

5:36pm

4°C

N/A

Saskatoon

5.0

-5.9

-0.5

5:40pm

1°C

N/A

Winnipeg

5.3

-4.4

0.5

6:08pm

-8°C

Cloudy

Thunder Bay

6.4

-3.5

1.5

6:40pm

-3°C

Clear

Sudbury

6.1

-1.3

2.4

6:11pm

-3°C

Blowing snow! Windy

Ottawa

8.8

0.4

4.6

5:52pm

-3°C

Cloudy & breezy

Toronto

10.5

4.8

7.7

6:10pm

5°C

Rain & windy

Windsor

12.0

3.6

7.8

6:27pm

1°C

Rain/snow & windy

Montreal

9.1

0.8

5.0

5:44pm

4°C

Cloudy & breezy

Fredericton

9.4

-0.8

4.3

6:15pm

6°C

Cloudy with showers

Moncton

9.1

-0.3

4.4

6:07pm

5°C

Cloudy

Charlottetown

8.8

1.6

5.2

6:00pm

4°C

Cloudy

Halifax

9.8

1.7

5.8

6:05pm

7°C

Cloudy

St. John's

8.1

1.5

4.8

5:45pm

6°C

Cloudy & breezy

Iqaluit

-5.0

-11.8

-8.4

4:23pm

2°C

Cloudy & breezy

Yellowknife

-4.2

-10.5

-7.4

5:33pm

3°C

Rain during day, cleared out for trick 'r treating

Whitehorse

-1.0

-7.8

-4.4

6:04pm

0°C

Partly cloudy

Conditions may change, so for more information about The Weather Network's Halloween Forecast, Canadians are encouraged to visit www.theweathernetwork.com for up-to-the-minute weather news. As well, both the website and The Weather Network app include Precip Stop Start information, which details the start and stop times of precipitation within a 10-minute period.

You can also Tweet your wicked pictures to @weathernetwork using #scareyourweather and tune in to see if you get a personalized Halloween forecast.

About Pelmorex Media Inc.

Celebrating 26 years, Pelmorex Media Inc. is the parent company of The Weather Network, MétéoMédia, Eltiempo.es and Wetterplus.de. Pelmorex operates in Canada, the U.S., Spain, the U.K. and Germany. The Weather Network and its French counterpart MétéoMédia are Canada's most popular weather and information services on TV, web and smartphone apps. Eltiempo is Spain's leading multi-platform weather information provider. Pelmorex also operates Canada's National Alerting Aggregation and Dissemination System (Alert Ready) which aggregates and distributes emergency alerts issued by authorized government agencies. 

SOURCE Pelmorex Media Inc.

For further information: or to book an interview with a meteorologist about forecast details for your region, please contact: Kaitlyn Ward, High Road, 416-644-1381; kaitlyn.ward@highroad.com


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