Environment Canada Predicts Another Warm Summer

    OTTAWA, June 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Environment Canada today released the
summer seasonal outlook for the months of June, July and August. The summer
outlook predicts that much of Canada will be warmer than normal.
    Highlights from the Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation Outlook for
June, July and August 2007:

    - At this time, ocean influences from EL NINO or LA NINA are weak meaning
      lower confidence in the summer outlook for both temperature and

    - Temperatures are expected to be above average over most of Canada
      except for coastal regions of Atlantic Canada and British Columbia
      where the temperatures should be below normal.

    - Near normal temperatures are expected over Nunavut and parts of
      southern Ontario.

    - Precipitation is expected to be normal to below normal over much of

    The Seasonal Outlook at times can be beneficial to many users as it
offers greater advance notice of possible conditions. Firefighters may
consider seasonal forecasts to position staff in areas susceptible to forest
fires; merchants to stock up on items such as snowblowers, shovels and
generators; farmers to determine the best time to plant their seeds; and
commodities markets to trade futures in weather-dependent industries.
    As the accuracy of long-range forecasts varies from region to region and
from season to season, we suggest that you consult the skill maps that
accompany the latest information on Environment Canada's seasonal outlooks.
    Because weather can vary from one year to the next due to natural
variability, it is difficult to attribute these changes to a specific cause.

    For more details on the seasonal outlook please visit :

    (Egalement offert en français)

For further information:

For further information: Eric Richer, Press Secretary, Office of the
Minister of the Environment, (819) 997-1441; Environment Canada Media
Relations, (819) 934-8008, 1-888-908-8008

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