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A warm Canadian summer for most, drought looms for some provinces


The Weather Network’s Canada-wide Summer 2021 Forecast

OAKVILLE, ON, June 1, 2021 – Summer is finally here! And amazingly we had a proper spring this year easing us into the warmer weather. In the GTA it’s normal to go from boots to flip flops practically over night. Summer in Canada is the most anticipated season of the year, likely more so this year than ever, but will the weather be ideal for getting outside to enjoy your favourite summer activities? To answer this question, The Weather Network has released its summer forecast with an overview of what Canadians can expect for the months of June, July, and August.

“This summer will feature great weather for enjoying the beach and backyard barbecues, as most of Canada will see near normal or above normal temperatures, and more than the typical number of sunny days,” said Chris Scott, Chief Meteorologist at The Weather Network. “However, there is a downside for areas that are expected to see a hot and dry summer.  Drought conditions are possible for agricultural regions across much of Western Canada, along with a heightened risk for wildfires and poor air quality. On the other side of the country, a very active hurricane season is also expected with an increased risk for impacts to Atlantic Canada.”

Below is a more detailed look at the conditions that we expect across Canada this summer:  

Ontario & Quebec – We are kicking off the season with widespread drought conditions already in place across much of the region. We expect that extended periods of dry weather will continue to be an issue this summer, but we think that a stormy pattern at times with a few moisture-laden systems will help to bring much of this region to near normal rainfall totals for the season.  Periods of hot weather are likely, but we will also see significant breaks from the heat.  A strong finish to summer is expected with warm weather continuing deep into September.

The Prairies – A hot summer is expected across much of the region, and worsening drought conditions are a major concern for agriculture across southern parts of the Prairies. Meanwhile, a stormy pattern is expected further to the north, across central and northern areas.  The heightened risk for wildfires to the west could bring poor air quality to the region at times. 

British Columbia – A hot and dry summer is expected across the interior of the province with a very warm and dry pattern expected near the coast. This will bring an increasing threat of wildfires and poor air quality as we progress through the season.

Atlantic Canada – A very warm, humid, and stormy summer is expected across the region, but periods of dry weather are also likely. We are anticipating a few moisture-laden systems that will bring a large percentage of the rainfall totals for the season. We are also closely watching the tropics as a very active hurricane season is expected with a heightened risk for tropical systems to impact the region.

Northern Canada – A warmer than normal summer is expected for the Yukon and across western parts of the NWT. Near normal temperatures are expected across the eastern half of the NWT and across most of Nunavut. Below normal temperatures are expected near the western shoreline of Hudson Bay.

We are dedicated to delivering you the most in-depth forecasts to help you plan your daily activities. Get your daily forecast and be prepared for changeable weather by visiting www.theweathernetwork.com or by downloading The Weather Network App and creating an account for personalized and up-to-the minute forecasts.

 The Weather Network: Summer 2021 Forecast
RegionTemperature OutlookPrecipitation Outlook
British ColumbiaAbove NormalBelow Normal, but Near Normal
across the north
AlbertaAbove NormalBelow Normal south and central;
Above Normal north
SaskatchewanAbove Normal; Near Normal
Below Normal south; Above
Normal parts of north
ManitobaAbove Normal south; Near Normal
central; Below Normal north
Below Normal south; Above parts
of central; Near Normal north
OntarioNear Normal but Above Normal far
west and east and Below Normal
near Hudson Bay
Near Normal but Above Normal
far north and Below Normal
around Lake Superior and far west
QuébecAbove Normal south and east;
Near Normal elsewhere
Near Normal south and north;
Above Normal central
The Maritimes and
Newfoundland and
Above Normal; Near Normal
Above Normal Maritimes; Near
Normal Newfoundland and
Yukon, Northwest
Territories, Nunavut
Above Normal Yukon and western
NWT; Near Normal eastern NWT
and most of Nunavut; Below
Normal west of Hudson Bay
Near Normal

Complete Summer Forecast details, including regional breakdowns, maps, and charts are available at www.theweathernetwork.com/summer.

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