Weather Network Predicts Warm and Dry Summer Expected in Most of Canada



According to one prominent national forecaster, it will be the perfect summer for a backyard barbecue or picnic in most parks in Canada.

But as the spread of COVID-19 slows and the pace of vaccination accelerates, the warm and dry conditions coveted by socially hungry Canadians will also prosper forest fires, WeatherNetwork’s chief meteorologist Chris Scott warned.

“I think this summer will be a good day in the next few days. If it means going to the beach, going to the park or camping, this is a nice summer in most of the country. “He said. The network released a summer forecast on Tuesday.

“But there are downsides to areas where hot and dry summers are expected.”

He said the risk of forest fires, which are always present inside British Columbia, is higher than normal, warmer than average, and less rainfall.

Throughout the Rocky Mountains, Alberta is expected to have higher than normal temperatures, with less than average precipitation in the southern and central parts of the state and higher than normal precipitation in the north, he said.

He said the situation could also be a concern in the agricultural areas of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

“We are really worried about a drought here,” Scott said. “… June really sets up a table for us and tells us what will happen during the rest of the summer.”

June is usually the rainiest month in the region of Canada, and raining in June could solve the problem, he said.

“But our concern is that June will be drier than usual, and then we will enter into this self-fulfilling prophecy that things will continue to dry throughout the growing season,” Scott said.

In northern Manitoba, as in some parts of northern Ontario, temperatures can be slightly lower than normal.

Higher-than-normal precipitation levels can be seen in northern Ontario, in contrast to other parts of the state where precipitation is expected to be below-average or near-average.

“Southern Ontario looks pretty good overall,” Scott said. “There’s a little bit for everyone in that we get the heat — we have a really hot day-but some refreshing days are also thrown in.”

Scott said the situation is likely to be similar in Quebec.

“Montreal may be a bit cooler than last year, but Montreal was in the top five last summer in terms of high temperatures,” he said.

On the other hand, further east, higher than normal temperatures are expected in the Atlantic states.

Newfoundland and Labrador can predict average rainfall, Scott said, but Primorskaya will have more rainfall than usual.

“We don’t think it’s a summer washout, but when it rains, I think it really rains thanks to the warm Atlantic and the above-normal Atlantic hurricane season,” he said. He added that it was too early to say whether a tropical cyclone would hit him.

Scott predicted that precipitation would be near normal in the north.

Temperatures should be higher than normal in the Yukon and western Northwest Territories, but are expected to be near normal further east of the region through the Nunavut Territories.

Temperatures are expected to be below average in the western part of Hudson Bay, according to Scott.

“Overall, I think the weather is nice here for those who want to go outdoors,” he said.

“But the real concern is the lack of precipitation that can occur in some of the country’s larger agricultural areas, and the big ones that will continue in the coming weeks to see how that leads to the core of summer. It will be a story. “

Nicole Thompson

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