The Summer Outlook for Canada
com reports Canada as a whole will experience a more typical summer weather regime in 2013, especially compared to the record-setting, warm summer that occurred in 2012. However, we still expect the summer of 2013 to end up ranking in the top-10 warmest summers as the far north continues to experience well above-normal temperatures. AccuWeather.com expects a cooler and wetter summer compared to normal across a large portion of the Prairies and into northern Ontario, especially in the first half of the season.
Drier conditions relative to normal are anticipated this summer from southeastern British Columbia through southern Alberta and into southwestern Saskatchewan as strong high pressure will extend north through the Rockies on many occasions. Much of southeastern Alberta through southwestern Saskatchewan has been unusually wet so far this growing season. Warm and dry conditions will dominate in the east, especially during the second half of the summer from southern Quebec and into the western Maritimes. Places such as Montreal, Quebec and Quebec City could get abnormally dry once again during July and August. A typical summer can be expected across most of southern Ontario, including Toronto, with a fair share of limited hot spells, but a constant supply of quick-moving fronts will bring brief storms and welcome cooldowns. The summer of 2013 will be warmer than average for much of Atlantic Canada with nearnormal rainfall for most, including Halifax, Nova Scotia, and St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.