The Weather Network Delivers Its Summer Forecast That Looks Just Right

Near to above normal temperatures expected across most of Canada

OAKVILLE, ON, May 25, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, The Weather Network released its Summer Forecast for the months of June, July and August, predicting what Canadians can expect for the most anticipated season of the year. Overall, most Canadians can expect a typical start to the season with stretches of near to above normal temperatures blanketing the country, sandwiched between bouts of cooler weather.

The Weather Network's forecast shows that Western Canada will not be experiencing as hot or as dry a summer as the last several years, while Eastern and Central Canada will experience slightly warmer temperatures than previous years. Parts of northern Quebec and Labrador may see an extended period of below seasonal temperatures.

"This summer, we don't see any strong signals for one part of the country to be consistently hot while another is consistently cool as we've seen in some past summers.  Mother Nature looks to be spreading the warmth around pretty evenly over the next few months," said Chris Scott, Chief Meteorologist at The Weather Network. "This means the majority of Canadians should experience a good dose of typically warm summer weather once we get into the heart of the season. On the other hand, precipitation will be highly variable, with the locations of individual thunderstorms determining who will get soaked and who will be dry."

Summer's changeable weather patterns bring an increased threat for severe thunderstorm activity, including the potential for tornadoes and localized heavy rain. As this is the time of year where active weather develops quickly and dangerous weather can rapidly progress, Canadians should pay close attention to the daily forecasts to stay safe and updated on the latest weather news.

 The Weather Network: Summer 2016 Forecast


Temperature Outlook

Precipitation Outlook

British Columbia

Above normal except near normal for the south coast

Near normal except above normal for extreme northwest areas


Above normal

Near normal except below normal for portions of the north


Above normal

Near normal except below normal for portions of the north


Above normal for southern half, near normal for northern half

Near normal


Above normal except near normal for extreme northern areas

Near normal


Above normal for parts of the southern regions, near normal through central regions and below normal in the north

Near normal except above normal in parts of central region

The Maritimes and Newfoundland

Above normal for the Maritimes, near normal for Newfoundland and below normal for Labrador

Near normal

Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut

Above normal for Yukon, Northwest Territories, near normal for Nunavut except below normal for Hudson Bay region

Near normal except above normal for portions of Yukon


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

Interview opportunities: The Weather Network meteorologists are available for interviews from May 25 to 27, 2016 to provide regional forecasts and additional information about this year's Summer Forecast.

About Pelmorex Media Inc.
Celebrating 27 years, Pelmorex Media Inc. is the parent company of The Weather Network, MétéoMédia, and Pelmorex operates in Canada, the U.S., Spain, the U.K. and Germany. The Weather Network and its French counterpart MétéoMédia are Canada's most popular weather and information services on TV, web and mobile apps. Eltiempo is Spain's leading multi-platform weather information provider. Pelmorex also operates Canada's National Alerting Aggregation and Dissemination System (Alert Ready) which aggregates and distributes emergency alerts issued by authorized government agencies. 

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For further information: To arrange an interview with a meteorologist, please contact: Kaitlyn Ward, High Road, 416-644-1381,

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