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
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
The Weather Network offers some additional tips to stay safe when storms
hit this summer:
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.
Listen to The Weather Network for updated storm information.
If you are inside, go to the basement or an interior room on the lowest
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
Above normal for most. Near normal for the extreme northwest; Haida
Gwaii and the North Coast; Vancouver Island's west coast and northeast
Below normal for most of southern B.C. Near normal elsewhere.
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
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
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
Near normal in most places except above normal in western and northern
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 www.theweathernetwork.com/outlook
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SOURCE: The Weather Network
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