The Weather Network releases Toronto's long-term summer forecast

May 24 2017, 5:07 pm

Well, after a long, wet spring, it’s safe to say that summer is finally around the corner.

And while it will be hot, The Weather Network is forecasting a changeable weather pattern throughout the season.

“One of the themes that we have across the country is to expect a changeable summer,” said the Weather Network’s Dr. Doug Gillham. “It’s not a summer where most areas will truly lock into a pattern.”

Dr. Gillham said that while the forecast and the final result for Southern Ontario was hot and dry for 2016, this summer will have more temperature swings.

Over the past few months, temperatures constantly swung either higher or lower than normal in Toronto. March was colder than average, April warmer than normal, and May is colder than usual.

“One thing that we can say with confidence is that it will be not as hot as last year and not as dry as last year. Expect near normal temperatures in Toronto,” Dr. Gillham told Daily Hive.

In terms of “normal,” it’s the temperatures closest to the monthly average. And for Toronto’s upcoming summer, it looks like the changeable pattern means that some days will be in the 30°C range, other days will fail to reach the upper to mid 20s.

The Weather Network forecasts temperatures in Toronto to steadily climb until it peaks at 27°C to 28°C, which is the warmest average high for temperatures over June to August.

As for the rain, the city feels like it has seen its fair share of spring showers, but precipitation should hover around normal for Toronto this summer.

Typically, we see between 70 to 80 mm of rainfall per month for June, July, and August. Dr. Gillham said that an active pattern will continue across the Great Lakes, which means the city should expect near to above normal precipitation, with a no concern of a drought this summer.

For those who do like the heat, there will be heatwaves throughout the summer, but there will also be periods of cooler weather, balancing out the average temperatures.

Regardless of the longterm weather pattern, we’re just really excited for summer at this point.

Just don’t expect it not to be a bit of a ride when it does arrive.

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