Fall 2012 Weather Forecast

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As the summer season comes to a close, The Weather Network is looking towards the Fall and predicting it will be warmer than usual.

In its Fall Outlook, The Weather Network’s meteorologists say that most Canadians can expect above-normal temperatures to continue throughout September, October and November.

“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 statement. “As November approaches, conditions will become stormier which is normal as winter nears.”

Western Canada Fall – Near normal precipitation will dominate west of the Ontario/Manitoba border, with only coastal British Columbia expected to experience below normal precipitation. Near normal temperatures will dominate Western Canada with the exception of Southern Alberta and Saskatchewan where above normal temperatures are expected. Below normal temperatures are expected for northern coastal British Columbia. For the Territories, near normal precipitation will prevail with Northern Nunavut experiencing above normal temperatures.

Eastern Canada Fall – Above normal temperatures will dominate Southern Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime provinces through the fall. Precipitation will be in the normal range for most of the region with the exception of central Ontario where higher amounts of precipitation are expected.

Hurricane Season – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in their latest hurricane outlook have forecast 12-17 named storms in the Atlantic Basin, with five to eight developing into hurricanes and two to three being considered major. The track of the hurricanes along the US seaboard will determine the impact on Atlantic Canada.

The Weather Network’s Fall 2012 forecast:

British Columbia
Temperature outlook: Near normal for most regions. Below normal for Northwest portions of the province.
Precipitation outlook: Below normal for most of the coast, except for the Lower Mainland and southern Vancouver Island. Near normal elsewhere.

Alberta
Temperature outlook: Above normal along the southern and southeastern parts of the province. Near normal elsewhere.
Precipitation outlook: Near normal.

Saskatchewan
Temperature outlook: Above normal along the southern part of the province. Near normal elsewhere.
Precipitation outlook: Near normal.

Manitoba
Temperature outlook: Near normal across the province.
Precipitation outlook: Near normal.

Ontario
Temperature outlook: Above normal for southwest and eastern Ontario. Near normal for northern Ontario.
Precipitation outlook: Above normal for central and northeastern Ontario. Near normal elsewhere.

Québec
Temperature outlook: Above normal for Southern Quebec. Near normal elsewhere.
Precipitation outlook: Near normal across most of the province. Above normal for central areas along the Ontario border.

Maritimes, Newfoundland and Labrador
Temperature outlook: Above normal for most of the Maritime provinces and Newfoundland. Near normal for Labrador.
Precipitation outlook: Near normal for most of the Atlantic provinces.

Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut
Temperature outlook: Near normal for most of the region. Above normal for northern Nunavut.
Precipitation outlook: Near normal for the region.