'2016 Canada sum­mer fore­cast: Se­vere storms to strike East; hot, dry weather to worsen drought, ex­ac­er­bate wild­fires in West

Stanstead Journal - - CLASSIFIEDS -

Ac­cuWeather re­ports much of Canada is in for a very warm sum­mer this year as ex­tended pe­ri­ods of hot and dry weather grip large ar­eas of the coun­try.

The most in­tense heat will fo­cus on Bri­tish Columbia, Al­berta and Saskatchewan, wors­en­ing the drought and in­creas­ing the risk for wild­fires.

Mean­while, the threat of dam­ag­ing storms will stretch across parts of On­tario, Que­bec and New Brunswick.

Peo­ple from south­ern On­tario to the At­lantic coast can ex­pect not only a warmer-than-nor­mal sum­mer, but also pe­ri­ods of un­set­tled, po­ten­tially high-im­pact weather.

"July could be an ac­tive month in terms of se­vere thun­der­storms, es­pe­cially from south­ern and east­ern On­tario through south­ern Que­bec and in­te­rior New Brunswick," Ac­cuWeather Se­nior Me­te­o­rol­o­gist Brett An­der­son said.

This in­cludes the cities of Toronto, Ot­tawa, Mon­treal, Que­bec City, Wind­sor and Hamil­ton.

The pri­mary threat with the se­vere storms will likely be gusty winds and flood­ing down­pours as hot, steamy air spreads into the re­gion from the south.

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