A Slow Slide into Fall

The Weather Network releases its 2022 Fall Forecast

Oakville, Ontario, Sept 13, 2022 – Summer finished strong across most of Canada as very warm and dry weather dominated during August and into the first part of September. Is this a sign of what is to come for the fall season, or is winter poised for an early arrival?

To help answer this question, The Weather Network has released its fall forecast.

“Most Canadians are enjoying an extended summer season with dry weather and mid-summer-like temperatures continuing deep into September,” said Chris Scott, Chief Meteorologist at The Weather Network. “Extended periods of pleasant fall weather are expected to last through much of October across most of the country. However, a much wetter and stormier pattern is expected to develop for mid & late fall for B.C., and we are closely watching the tropics and the risk for storms to impact Atlantic Canada.”

Nearly all of Canada can expect near or above normal temperatures for the fall season as a whole. However, that doesn’t mean that we will just coast all the way through to the winter months with mild temperatures. During November we should see periods of more typical late fall weather, which will include snow for many Canadians.

Much of the country will experience fewer fall storms than what we typically see. However, the storms that do occur could still pack quite a punch and both coasts have a heightened risk for excessive rain events.

Here’s a more detailed look at the conditions that we expect across Canada this fall:

British Columbia
A very warm and dry start to the season will result in a heightened risk for wildfires continuing later into fall than normal. However, a much wetter pattern is expected to develop mid and late seasons. A typical number of fall storms and rainy days are expected, but this should result in above-normal precipitation totals as moisture-laden systems will bring the risk of excessive rainfall at times. Near normal temperatures for the end of the season should allow the ski season to start on time.

The Prairies
Warmer than normal temperatures are expected across southern parts of the region, especially during the first half of the season. Later in the season, we expect a more typical pattern to develop which will include changeable temperatures and a few tastes of early winter-like weather.

Ontario & Quebec
Warmer than normal temperatures are expected to dominate most of the fall season with extended periods of pleasant weather through October. However, the milder pattern could break down before we get to the end of the season. We also expect fewer fall storms than what we typically see, but a few storms could still pack quite a punch with heavy rain.

Atlantic Canada
Warmer than normal temperatures are expected to dominate the fall season, and that will include periods of dry weather that will be ideal for enjoying the fall foliage. However, the hurricane season is expected to become very active for the second half of the season, so we will continue to keep an eye on the tropics and the potential for a few systems that could bring heavy rainfall totals to parts of the region.

Northern Canada
Warmer than normal temperatures and above-normal precipitation totals are expected across eastern Nunavut, including Iqaluit. Elsewhere across the region, near normal temperatures and precipitation are expected.

Keep in mind that even a mild fall can bring dangerous winter weather conditions to parts of Canada with little notice. As we move deeper into the season, Canadians should pay extra close attention to the daily forecast as winter weather conditions can develop and change rapidly. Canadians can be prepared for changeable weather by visiting www.theweathernetwork.com or by downloading The Weather Network App and creating an account for personalized and up-to-the-minute forecasts.

 

 

                

Complete Fall Forecast details, including regional breakdowns, maps, and charts are available at www.theweathernetwork.com/fall.

Interview opportunities: The Weather Network meteorologists are available for interviews to provide additional details and localized insights about this year’s Fall Forecast.

To arrange an interview with a meteorologist, please contact:

FleishmanHillard HighRoad
TheWeatherNetwork@fhhighroad.com

 

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A Summer of Sun & Storms!

 

The Weather Network’s Summer 2022 Forecast

Oakville, Ontario, May 31, 2022 – The most anticipated season of the year is finally here! After a sluggish spring which tested our patience, will summer be more favourable for enjoying our favourite outdoor activities?  Or will a stormy pattern impact summer plans? To answer these questions, The Weather Network has released its summer forecast with an overview of what Canadians can expect for the months of June, July, and August.

“This summer will feature widespread warm weather, as most of Canada will see normal or above normal temperatures,” said Chris Scott, Chief Meteorologist at The Weather Network. “However, the heat and humidity combined with an active jet stream pattern will contribute to a stormy summer at times across much of the country.  While thunderstorms will interrupt our plans from time to time, they will also usher in a few periods of cooler weather to provide relief from the heat. Thankfully, widespread drought, wildfires and smoke are less of a concern for this summer than they have been during many recent years.”  

Below is a more detailed look at the conditions that we expect across Canada this summer:   

Ontario & Quebec – A very warm and humid summer is expected across most of the region, but a cooler summer is forecast across parts of northwestern Ontario. A few heat waves are likely across southern Ontario and Quebec, but periods of cooler weather will provide temporary relief. Due to the heat and humidity and several cold fronts, we expect stormy weather at times. These storms will produce a wide range in rainfall totals, with many areas seeing above normal precipitation, while some places could frequently miss out. However, overall we expect a favourable season for agriculture and numerous warm and sunny days for enjoying outdoor activities. 

The Prairies – This summer will not be as hot and dry at last summer. However, the agricultural season is off to a very difficult start due to flooding across eastern parts of the region and drought conditions across southwestern areas. We are cautiously optimistic that conditions will improve for agriculture as the season progresses, but for some areas it could be too little too late. An active storm track is expected across a large part of the region, but southwestern areas are at risk to frequently miss out on the much needed rain.

British Columbia – After a sluggish spring, the cool and unsettled pattern is expected to continue well into June. Periods of hot and dry weather are still expected during July and August with a risk for wildfires. However, we do not expect that heat, drought and smoke will dominate the season as they did last year, or have during many summers in recent memory. 

Atlantic CanadaA warm and humid summer is forecast, but occasional cold fronts will bring stormy weather at times and a break from the muggy conditions. Above normal precipitation is expected across the Maritimes, as we anticipate that a few moisture-laden systems will account for a large percentage of the rainfall totals for the season. We are also closely watching the tropics as a very active hurricane season is expected with a heightened risk for tropical systems to impact Atlantic Canada.

Northern CanadaNear normal or cooler than normal temperatures are expected across most of the region with the coolest weather relative to normal across southern Nunavut and southern Yukon. Near normal to above normal precipitation is expected across the region with the wettest weather around northern parts of Hudson Bay. As a result, we should have a reduced risk for wildfire smoke across the region.

We are dedicated to delivering you the most in-depth forecasts to help you plan your daily activities. Get your daily forecast and be prepared for changeable weather by visiting www.theweathernetwork.com or by downloading The Weather Network App and creating an account for personalized and up-to-the minute forecasts.

 

 The Weather Network: Summer 2022 Forecast 

Region Temperature Outlook Precipitation Outlook
British Columbia Near Normal interior

Below Normal west

Above Normal southeast 

Above Normal coastline; Near Normal elsewhere
Alberta Near Normal, but Above Normal south Above Normal northcentral; Near Normal elsewhere except Below Normal near U.S. border
Saskatchewan Near Normal but Above Normal southwest and Below Normal north Near Normal south and north; Above Normal central
Manitoba Near Normal south; Below Normal north Near Normal southwest and far north; Above normal elsewhere. 
Ontario Above Normal south; Near Normal north, but Below Normal far northwest Above Normal; Near Normal far north near Hudson Bay
Québec Above Normal south and east; Near Normal elsewhere Above Normal south and far north; Near Normal elsewhere
The Maritimes and Newfoundland and Labrador Above Normal; Near Normal Labrador Above Normal New Brunswick and western Nova Scotia; Near Normal elsewhere
Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut Below Normal southern Yukon, southeast NWT and southwest Nunavut; Near Normal elsewhere Above Normal near northern Hudson Bay; Near Normal elsewhere 

 

Complete Summer Forecast details, including regional breakdowns, maps, and charts are available at www.theweathernetwork.com/summer.

Interview opportunities: The Weather Network meteorologists are available for interviews to provide additional details and localized insights about this year’s Summer Forecast.

To arrange an interview with a meteorologist, please contact:

FleishmanHillard HighRoad

fhr.pelmorex@fhhighroad.com

About Pelmorex Corp.

Pelmorex Corp., founded in 1989, is an international weather information and data management company. Pelmorex owns and operates the weather brands The Weather Network, MétéoMédia, Eltiempo.es, Clima, and Otempo.pt. It also operates Canada’s National Alert Aggregation and Dissemination System, part of Alert Ready. Through constant innovation and entrepreneurship, Pelmorex has grown to reach consumers around the globe, has become one of the largest weather information providers and has broken new ground in providing data solutions and insights to businesses. Through harnessing the value of weather, Pelmorex is driven to make the world smarter and safer for consumers and businesses. 

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