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The Old Farmer's Almanac has released Canada's long-term winter forecast

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Daily Hive Staff Aug 22, 2018 2:13 pm 90,677

The good Old Farmer’s Almanac has released its annual winter weather predictions.

According to the website, its long-range predictions show weather trends in temperatures and precipitation. Their famous predictions are usually made 18 months in advance, and are traditionally 80% accurate.

So if you’re planning ahead for winter, here’s what to expect in some of the major cities across Canada.

Toronto

Toronto’s prediction/The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Toronto’s winter temperatures will be close to normal, on average, with above-normal precipitation and snowfall. The coldest periods will be in mid- and late December, early and late January, and early February. Additionally, the snowiest periods will be in early December, mid-February, and early to mid-March. The Almanac predicts April and May will be cooler than normal, with above-normal precipitation.

Montreal

Montreal’s prediction/The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Sadly for Montreal, the bitter cold will continue like last year, and its predicted to be snowier than normal. The city will see above-normal precipitation and near-to-above normal temperatures. The Almanac is forecasting the coldest periods will be from late December into early January and late January into early February and in mid-February, with the snowiest periods in mid-December, early and late February, and early April.

Calgary

Calgary predictions/ The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Moving into western Canada, Calgary’s temperatures will be colder than normal, with above-normal precipitation and snowfall. The coldest periods will occur in mid- to late December, early January, and mid- to late January, with the snowiest periods in early to mid-December, mid- and late January, late February, and mid- to late April, according to the Almanac. April and May will be cooler and rainier than normal as well.

Vancouver

Vancouver predictions/ The Old Farmer’s Almanac

As for the west coast, winter will be seeing near-normal temperatures, with above-normal precipitation and snowfall. Yes, more rain and snow this year. The coldest periods will be in late December, early January, and late February, with the snowiest periods in early to mid-January and late February, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. April and May will have below-normal temperatures with above-normal precipitation.

So yes, enjoy the sun, soak up that heat, because in a few weeks time, winter will be here making you miss these August days.

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