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Canada Day weather

Amy Allison, staff writer

July 1, 2010 — Oh Canada! Happy birthday to our beautiful country. Before you head out to enjoy the day (or before you start lighting up your fireworks), make sure you check out the coast to coast forecast on our nation's birthday! Click on the video to the left to see how people are celebrating!

Canada Day - Fireworks Forecast
Canada Day - Fireworks Forecast

Atlantic Canada will be slightly on the cool side and there is a chance of a few scattered showers though the area.

Ontario and Quebec will see a cooler day overall. Mostly sunny skies and temperatures slightly below seasonal for this time of year. However, there'll be plenty of sunshine and a nice breeze. Perfect weather to go to the cottage, the park or watch some fireworks.

Happy 143rd Birthday Canada!
Happy 143rd Birthday Canada!

The Prairies will be hot, humid and stormy so remember to pack an umbrella before heading out side. For those of you living in Medicine Hat and Swift Current, you can expect some severe thunderstorms to pop up later in the afternoon.

Up north, people enjoying Canada day in Yellowknife and Whitehorse may want to wear a light sweater before heading out to local celebrations as the temperatures will be on the cooler side and clouds may move in. Events will take place at the Somba Ke Civic Plaza in Yellowknife and at Shipyards Park in Whitehorse.

And last but never least, British Columbia dwellers may need a bit of shelter as they watch the fireworks at Canada Place in Vancouver, because some showers are in the forecast.

For local weather forecasts in your area, click our Canadian Cities Index. You can also get information on the weather in your area by tuning into The Weather Network on TV. The Regional Forecast comes up at the top and bottom of each hour.

With files from Jill Colton

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