While it feels like summer in Calgary right now, the real deal is coming up and it’s going to get warmer as per The Weather Network’s long-term summer forecast.
The annual summer outlook forecasts the weather for the months of June, July, and August, and things are looking hot.
Western Canada is in for a hot and dry summer, while temperatures will be close to normal from the Great Lakes to Atlantic Canada, according to the Weather Network.
“This summer looks to be a warmer version of the pattern we saw across Canada last year, with the hottest weather anchored over western Canada,” said Chris Scott, Chief Meteorologist at The Weather Network.
“Ontario and Quebec will once again escape the hottest weather, but this summer will bring more heat than last year, along with ample opportunity for thunderstorms. Atlantic Canada looks to have the best combination of conditions with a warm summer and near seasonal precipitation, while drought is a worry for much of the Prairies and interior BC.”
The Weather Network predicts a dry summer is predicted across the Prairies, and say it’s expected to have a “significant impact on agriculture.”
As well, widespread drought conditions are already in place across parts of the central and eastern Prairies, and it looks like the drought could worsen and expand through the summer.
Warmer than normal temperatures are forecast across Alberta, but the long-term forecast says there are signs that parts of the Prairies could see an earlier than normal end to the growing season with the potential for an early arrival of cooler weather as we head into the fall season.
Summer 2018 officially arrives just over three weeks from now on June 21.