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Summer Outlook 2012


2012 Summer Temperature Outlook
2012 Summer Temperature Outlook

June 4, 2012 — The Weather Network's meteorologists release the Summer Outlook for 2012. Find out what's in store in your area.

2012 Summer Precipitation Outlook
2012 Summer Precipitation Outlook

According to The Weather Network outlook, a seasonal to warm summer is expected across the country. Eastern BC, the western Prairie provinces and much of Atlantic Canada have the greatest chance of seeing above normal temperatures and extended periods of warm conditions. With the warmth out west will come near normal precipitation with pockets of drier than average weather. The east will see near average precipitation though southern Ontario, the upper St. Lawrence and the Atlantic Seaboard could become more active.

See below for provincial and regional breakdowns.

British Columbia
Temperatures in British Columbia are expected to be near normal for western sections and warmer than that for the east. Near normal precipitation is also expected with the possibility of drier than normal conditions in the extreme northeast.

Alberta
Warmer than normal conditions are expected for most regions in Alberta. Precipitation is expected to average out near normal except for the northwest and southeast tips of the province where drier than normal conditions are expected.

Saskatchewan
Warmer than normal temperatures areforecast for regions near the Alberta/Saskatchewan border. Most areas will see near normal precipitation, but drier than normal conditions are expected in the far southwest in and around the Cypress Hills.

Manitoba
Near normal temperatures and precipitation are expected across Manitoba this summer.

Ontario
It will average out to be a normal summer in terms of temperatures in Ontario. Near normal precipitation is likely for most of the province with wetter than normal conditions possible for communities close to the Lake Ontario lakeshore and ones along the Saint Lawrence River.

Quebec
Near normal temperatures are expected across the province of Quebec. Wetter than normal conditions area possibility for the southwest tip of the province with near normal precipitation expected elsewhere.

Atlantic Canada
It will be a normal summer for temperatures and precipitation in New Brunswick, Labrador, the northern Peninsula in Newfoundland and western PEI counties. Above normal temperatures and precipitation are expected in Nova Scotia, most of Newfoundland and the eastern half of PEI.

Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut
The Far North of Canada will generally be near normal in terms of precipitation and temperature from the Yukonthrough the Northwest Territoriesthrough Nunavut. However, there will be a warmer and drier than average area straddling the southern borderlands between the Yukon and the NWT.

Regional Breakdown Precipitation
City Temperature Forecast Precipitation Forecast Average temperatures Average Precipitation
Vancouver Near normal Near normal High 21
Low 12
Mean 17
121 mm
Calgary Above normal Near normal High 22
Low 8
Mean 15
206 mm
Edmonton Above normal Near normal High 22
Low 9
Mean 15
246 mm
Regina Near normal Near normal High 25
Low 10
Mean 17
182 mm
Saskatoon Near normal Near normal High 24
Low 10
Mean 17
164 mm
Winnipeg Near normal Near normal High 25
Low 12
Mean 18
233 mm
Thunder Bay Near normal Near normal High 23
Low 9
Mean 16
251 mm
Ottawa Near normal Above normal High 25
Low 14
Mean 19
248 mm
Toronto Near normal Above normal High 26
Low 14
Mean 20
217 mm
Montreal Near normal Above normal High 25
Low 14
Mean 20
261 mm
Fredericton Near normal Near normal High 24
Low 12
Mean 18
261 mm
Charlottetown Above normal Above normal High 22
Low 12
Mean 17
206 mm
Halifax Above normal Above normal High 22
Low 12
Mean 17
285 mm
St. John's Above normal Above normal High 19
Low 9
Mean 14
293 mm
Iqaluit Near normal Near normal High 10
Low 3
Mean 6
155 mm
Yellowknife Near normal Near normal High 19
Low 10
Mean 14
95 mm
Whitehorse Near normal Near normal High 19
Low 7
Mean 13
105 mm

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