It’s the first official hot day of the year in Toronto, and it hass landed just in time for 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.”
Ontario’s summer heat will bring with it occasional storms, but temperatures will be remain seasonal across the region except for areas around Hudson Bay which should be cooler than normal.
The Weather Network predicts the region will see more hot weather than last year, especially during the first half of summer. But periods of cooler weather are expected later, especially during the second half of the summer.
This year, cooler weather is also expected to arrive early as we head into fall.
As for rain, there will be above normal rain totals across Southern Ontario, although not much more than usual during summer. The long term forecasts states that throughout the season, “the changeable pattern and availability of abundant Gulf moisture should result in above normal precipitation due to rounds of thunderstorms across the region.”
Summer 2018 officially arrives just over three weeks from now, on June 21.