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article imageWhat does autumn have in store for Canada? More warm weather

By Andrew Moran     Aug 27, 2012 in Environment
Toronto - Don't put away your flip flops and shorts just yet. With the unofficial final week of summer here, many are gearing up for autumn's cool temperatures, but one weather agency says it will be warmer than normal.
Although August has been relatively cooler than July (last week aside), the summer weather isn’t leaving Canada anytime soon. The Weather Network published its Fall Outlook and for autumn enthusiasts it could be bad news.
The meteorology outlet stated that it expects above normal temperatures to transpire during September, October and November throughout the country. What can be described as the “roller-coaster effect” will occur during fall when it will be above normal on some days and below normal on others.
Warm weather will persist in September, but once the summer season ends the chillier fall air will begin. In regards to a precipitation outlook, it will be close to normal in most regions of Canada, except for parts of Ontario and British Columbia.
“The afterglow of a scorching summer will mean a warm start to the season," said Chris Scott, Director of Meteorology with The Weather Network, in a press release. "As November approaches, conditions will become stormier which is normal as winter nears."
The Weather Network’s Autumn 2012 forecast for each province and territory (degrees in Celsius):
Temperatures: Above normal in the south; normal elsewhere
Precipitation: Near normal
Edmonton: Average high of nine | Low of negative-tree | 85 mm of average precipitation
British Columbia
Temperatures: Below normal for northwest; normal elsewhere
Precipitation: Below normal for coast; normal elsewhere
Vancouver: Average high of 14 | Low of seven | 347 mm of average precipitation
Temperatures: Near normal across the province
Precipitation: Near normal
Winnipeg: Average high of 10 | Low of negative-three | 113 mm of average precipitation
The Maritimes and Newfoundland and Labrador
Temperatures: Above normal for most of Maritime provinces and Newfoundland; near normal for Labrador
Precipitation: Near normal for Atlantic provinces
Halifax: Average high of 13 | Low of four | 378 mm of average precipitation
Temperatures: Above normal for southwest and eastern Ontario; normal in north
Precipitation: Above normal for central and northeast Ontario; normal elsewhere
Toronto: Average high of 14 | Low of four | 211 mm of average precipitation
Temperatures: Above normal in the south; normal elsewhere
Precipitation: Near normal across province
Montreal: Average high of 13 | Low of four | 263 mm of average precipitation
Temperatures: Above normal in south; normal elsewhere
Precipitation: Near normal
Regina: Average high of 10 | Low of negative-three | 67 mm of average precipitation
The Yukon, Northwest and Nunavut Territories
Temperatures: Normal for most of region; above normal for northern Nunavut
Precipitation: Normal for region
Yellowknife: Average high of one | Low of negative-six | 91 mm of average precipitation
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