Mild, dry weather expected to follow rain
Hatters can expect a relatively dry autumn with above-average temperatures, according to a Weather Network meteorologist.
Michael Carter, who’s based in Oakville, Ont., said the southern Prairies have had an unusual amount of heat and dryness in the summer.
“We are going to get a bit of a break in the pattern,” he said. “Things are going to be switched up a little bit for the second half of September.”
The weather will be much cooler and rainier for the first bit of fall before returning to a dryer climate, Carter said.
“Looking at the fall as a whole for the very big picture, it looks like we will, once we get past this cooler period in September, revert back to a pattern that looks something like we saw through a lot of the summer, perhaps a less extreme version,” he said.
“It’s important to keep in mind that we’re really moving into the dry season across (the) southern Prairies anyway,” he said, adding that the summer is typically when there’s an abundance of rain in the region.
“We may find rainfall very scarce as we move into the months of October and November,” said Carter.
The slightly higher than average temperature for autumn won’t necessarily make a perceptible difference, he said.
“Even if we’re running a bit above normal in the middle of the season, we’re still going to have an abundance of those chilly, more fall-like days, as we get into October and especially November,” Carter said.
A welcomed rainy day after a long, hot summer, Brooke Rikstad and Jamie Stuble walk back to work along Third Street SE after a coffee break Thursday morning.