Summer's here! Meteorologists at The Weather Network share this year's Summer Outlook

Near normal to above average temperatures expected across most of Canada

OAKVILLE, ON, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The Weather Network's meteorologists have released this year's Summer Outlook, forecasting the months of June, July and August. Although most of Canada can expect a typical summer with near to above normal temperatures similar to last year, The Weather Network predicts a variable start to the season with stretches of warm weather sandwiched between some cool snaps in June.

The Weather Network forecast shows that from July things will smooth out weather-wise, making way for more consistently warm weather for the rest of the season. Parts of British Columbia and Atlantic Canada will see the best chance for above normal temperatures.

"Although parts of Canada may see some upside-down weather in June, overall we can look forward to a pretty typical Canadian summer," said Chris Scott, Chief Meteorologist at The Weather Network. "Summer is also thunderstorm season and people should stay on top of changing weather conditions to avoid being caught out in the storm."

What about the start of summer?
On the near horizon, weather patterns over the next two weeks will be changeable across Canada. Expect the hottest weather through the first half of June to reside across the BC Southern Interior, while the best chance of thunderstorms will be focused in the Prairies, particularly Southern Alberta and Saskatchewan. Farther east, unsettled conditions will dominate from the Great Lakes through Atlantic Canada, with cooler temperatures than what were seen at the end of May across Ontario and Quebec.

A note on Active Weather
Summer's typical hot, humid weather in many parts of Canada means an increased chance of severe thunderstorm activity, including the chance of tornadoes. This is the time of year when Canadians need to pay close attention to the daily forecast as dangerous weather can develop rapidly.

The Weather Network offers some additional tips to stay safe when storms hit this summer:

Lightning Safety

  • When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! - If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.
  • Seek shelter in a building or in a metal topped vehicle.
  • If no shelter is available, avoid high spots and tall objects.  Make yourself small but do not lie flat on the ground.
  • Stay away from windows, corded appliances and avoid running tap water.

Tornado Safety

  • Listen to The Weather Network for updated storm information.
  • If you are inside, go to the basement or an interior room on the lowest floor.
  • If you are in a car, mobile home or outside and see a tornado, hurry to a nearby sturdy building or lie flat in a ditch or low-lying area only if there is no shelter.
  • After a tornado has passed, watch out for fallen power lines and stay out of the damaged area.

The Weather Network: Summer 2013 Forecast
Region Temperature Outlook Precipitation Outlook

British Columbia

Above normal for most. Near normal for the extreme northwest;  Haida Gwaii and the North Coast; Vancouver Island's west coast and northeast B.C. Below normal for most of southern B.C.  Near normal elsewhere.
Alberta Above normal for the extreme south and west, and east central parts.  Near normal elsewhere. Above normal along the northern and central Saskatchewan border. Below normal in the extreme south. Near normal elsewhere.


Above normal for west-central Saskatchewan.  Near normal temperatures elsewhere. Above normal along the northern and central Alberta border.  Below normal in the extreme southwest.  Near normal elsewhere.


Below normal from Port Nelson southeast otherwise near normal. Below normal across central and east-central parts otherwise near normal.


Below normal for the far north near Hudson and James Bay.  Above normal in much of eastern Ontario.  Near normal elsewhere. Below normal for most northern parts of northwest and north-central Ontario.  Above normal from Lake Huron-Georgian Bay though the mid Ottawa valley.  Near normal elsewhere.


Above normal down the St. Lawrence valley and most of eastern Quebec.  Below normal near Hudson and James Bay.  Near normal elsewhere. Above normal for the western and central Laurentian highlands, including the Saguenay valley, and the adjacent lands to the north into western Labrador.  Near normal elsewhere.
The Maritimes and Newfoundland Above normal across all parts except near normal in far western Labrador. Near normal in most places except above normal in western and northern Labrador.
Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut Above normal in northwestern Nunavut and the northern Yukon.  Below normal near Hudson Bay.  Near normal elsewhere. Above normal near eastern Great Slave Lake in N.W.T. and far northwest Nunavut.  Near normal elsewhere.

The Weather Network's Summer Outlook is now online

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