Meteorologists share what to expect this summer and tips on how to
weather the weather
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OAKVILLE, ON, May 30, 2011 /CNW/ - The Weather Network has just
announced its summer outlook for the months of June, July and August.
After a spring season which has seen flooding in parts of Manitoba and
Quebec along with cooler and wetter conditions in parts of Ontario and
British Columbia, Canadians can expect conditions to be changeable this
summer due to weakening of the La Niña weather phenomenon. This means
that that some places could see alternating spells of warm and cool
weather, while other areas will experience a "typical" summer season.
So, what should Canadians know about the weather in their region this
The Western Canada Summer Canadians living west of the Ontario/Manitoba
border can expect temperatures that are above normal for the Northern
Prairie provinces and below normal on the north/central coast of
British Columbia. Elsewhere, we should average out near normal this
summer. Unfortunately, wet conditions are expected to continue for
Canadians living in Southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba, near normal
precipitation will dominate for the rest of western Canada. A large
area of the Territories will see below normal precipitation this summer
with Nunavut experiencing above normal temperatures.
The Eastern Canada Summer For Canadians living east of the
Ontario/Manitoba border, the changing weather patterns means residents
can expect alternating spells of warm and cool weather, more pronounced
than usual at times, balancing out to be near normal. Those living in
Northern Ontario and Quebec can look forward to above normal
temperatures for the season. Precipitation for most of Quebec and
Atlantic Canada will be near normal for the season, while a large swath
of Ontario and Southern Quebec is expected to receive above normal
precipitation due to a more active storm track.
Conquering the Changeable Canadian Summer After a particularly cold and
stormy winter, Canadians long for a Canadian Summer. Following are five
tips to enjoying the weather this summer. For more information, visit www.theweathernetwork.com, or your preferred WeatherEye application:
Protect your skin and eyes. Fun in the sun also means exposure to
damaging UV rays (strongest from April to August), that can cause
sunburns, eye cataracts, skin aging and skin cancer. Take care by
checking The Weather Network's UV Report, created to inform Canadians about the strength of the sun's UV rays.
The higher the UV Index number, the stronger the sun's rays, and the
greater the need to take precautions.
Don't let traffic rain on your parade. Don't let traffic be a thorn in
your summer travel plans. Before you hit the road, consult The Weather
Network's Highway Forecast to avoid inclement weather on your route. Heading across the border?
Check out the US Highway Forecast to determine the road conditions while you'll be on the road.
Predict the future. The Weather Network's Hourly Forecast helps you plan
your day down to the hour. Don't let stormy skies threaten your summer
get together. The hourly forecast will help determine whether to dine
indoors or bring the BBQ to the backyard.
Breathe easy. Many Canadians suffer from the summer snifflies. Believe
it or not, the weather - winds, temperature, rainfall and sunshine -
has a profound affect on the type of allergy season we have. The
Weather Network's Pollen Forecast, shows daily pollen concentration by source (grass, ragweed, etc.).
Before heading into the great outdoors, check out the local Pollen
Forecast so that you can take the proper precautions to enjoy your time
Don't be bugged. Black flies, mosquitoes and deer flies, oh my! Sharing
a sleeping bag with a family of creepy crawlies isn't the average
Canadian's idea of "getting closer to nature." Avoid summer swatting by
referring to The Weather Network's bug report, a daily breakdown of bug activity by region.
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