Shaping up for a fine fall in Newfoundland, The Weather Network predicts
The Weather Network meteorologists released their fall forecast until the end of November on Sept. 17.
Above normal temperatures are forecast for areas of Newfoundland and Labrador this fall with extended periods of dry weather.
Temperatures in central and northern Newfoundland are predicted to be near normal, while it’s anticipated Labrador will be cooler than normal.
Precipitation will be near normal in the province except above normal in the southwest and below normal in southern Labrador.
There is the threat for a couple storms to tap into tropical moisture and that could result in excessive rainfall, according to the fall forecast.
The fall forecast included an update on the rest of the hurricane season as well as a preview of what winter has in store
A lull in the hurricane season is expected during the second half of September. It looks like there may be another active period in the tropics in October.
Unusually warm water of the east coast of the United States and Canada is concerning, as it creates more favourable conditions for the systems to develop near the coast, posing a greater threat for coming ashore. It also means storms can potentially keep their intensity as they approach the coast.
There are rumours of a developing El Niño, and The Weather Network is forecasting a milder than normal winter in Western Canada.
From the central Prairies to Atlantic Canada, a more traditional Canadian winter is anticipated, however. The Weather Network says it could look much like last winter, whereby periods of harsh weather were punctuated by significant spells of milder weather.