The Weather Network's Fall Forecast: An extended summer or an early start to winter?

Near to above normal temperatures expected across most of Canada

OAKVILLE, ON, Sept. 13, 2016 /CNW/ - With the majority of Canadians experiencing their share of warm weather this summer, many are wondering if the sunny days will continue through the fall season or if their luck will soon run out. To help answer these questions, The Weather Network's meteorologists have released this year's Fall Forecast, predicting the months of September, October and November. In addition, they are releasing a Winter Preview to give Canadians a glimpse of what's to come.

Overall, the Fall Forecast shows that near to above seasonal temperatures will dominate the upcoming season across much of Canada.  Late summer weather is expected to linger into autumn for areas stretching from the Great Lakes to Atlantic Canada, although temperature swings typical of the season will still occur. Meanwhile, the Prairies are set to experience seesawing temperatures which will average out close to normal for most places. British Columbia and Yukon are expected to see above normal temperatures this fall, with above normal precipitation for much of the West Coast.

"Fall will start off with a lingering touch of summer for many Canadians. However, fall is the season where we see the most dramatic temperature changes from month to month as we transition towards winter," said Chris Scott, Chief Meteorologist at The Weather Network. "We are expecting a stormier weather pattern to develop as we progress through the season, which could mean an early taste of winter for many regions."

­­The Weather Network meteorologists are available to provide further details on how fall will roll through the country and give their take on how this may impact next season with their Winter Preview. The complete Winter Forecast will be released in late November which will include additional details and region-specific forecasts.

The Weather Network's Fall Forecast 2016

Region

Temperature Outlook

Precipitation Outlook

British Columbia

Above normal.

Above normal for central and
northern coastal sections and
northern Vancouver Island. Near
normal elsewhere.

Alberta

Above normal for western portions of
the province, near normal elsewhere.

Near normal for the province
except above normal for extreme
southern sections.

Saskatchewan

Near normal for the province except
below normal for northeast sections.

Near normal for the province
except above normal for extreme
southern sections.

Manitoba

Near normal for southern half of the
province, below normal for northern
half.

Near normal for the province
except above normal for extreme
southwestern sections.

Ontario

Above normal for southern and
northeastern sections, near normal for
northwestern except below normal in
extreme northwestern portions.

Near normal for the province
except above normal for
northeastern sections.

Québec

Above normal for southern parts of the
province, near normal elsewhere.

Near normal for the province
except above normal for central
sections.

The Maritimes and
Newfoundland and
Labrador

Above normal for the Maritimes. Above
normal for southern parts of
Newfoundland including the Avalon
Peninsula, near normal for the
remainder and Labrador.

Near normal for the Maritimes,
above normal for central and
western portions of Newfoundland
and southern sections of Labrador;
near normal elsewhere.

Yukon, Northwest
Territories, Nunavut

Above normal for Yukon. Above normal
for western sections of Northwest
Territories and near normal for eastern
sections. Near normal for Nunavut.

Above normal for Yukon except
near normal for eastern sections.
Near normal for Northwest
Territories and Nunavut.

 

Complete Fall Forecast details, including regional breakdowns, maps and charts are available at www.theweathernetwork.com/fall. Canadians can be prepared for changeable weather patterns by visiting www.theweathernetwork.com or by downloading The Weather Network App.

Interview opportunities: The Weather Network meteorologists are available for interviews from September 13 to 16, 2016 to provide regional forecasts and additional information about this year's Fall Forecast.

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SOURCE The Weather Network

For further information: To arrange an interview with a meteorologist, please contact: Kaitlyn Ward, High Road, 416-644-1381, kaitlyn.ward@highroad.com

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