Spring 2017 Weather Outlook for Canada

Spring 2017 Weather Outlook for Canada

Here is our Spring 2017 Weather Outlook for Canada, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Canadian Edition.

Thus far this winter, our forecasts have been pretty close to our traditional 80 percent accuracy rate. Actual calculations will be made later, but, as predicted, winter overall has been the “old-fashioned” kind across much of the country, with below-normal temperatures and above-normal snowfall the rule in many locations. Of course, there have been exceptions, as there always are.

For now, though, our focus us on the future. Here’s a glimpse at what the weather will be in your region for spring, which concludes on June 21 at 12:24 a.m. EDT. (To see a map of the weather region boundaries, go to Almanac.com/weather/longrange and just scroll down for Canada.)

Region 1: Atlantic Canada

  • Spring will begin with rain showers in the north and intermittent snow in the south.
  • April and May will be a bit cooler than normal, with above-normal precipitation.
  • The end of spring will bring warm weather, sun, and a few rain showers.

Region 2: Southern Quebec

  • The beginning of spring will bring rain, turning to snow as it gets colder.
  • April and May will be drier than normal, with near-normal temperatures.
  • Mild, cool weather and rain showers will mark the end of spring.

Region 3: Southern Ontario

  • The start of spring will be sunny and cool, with periods of rain and snow in the east and snow in the west.
  • April and May will be drier than normal, with near-normal temperatures.
  • The end of spring will be cool in the east and warm in the west, with scattered showers in both.

Region 4: The Prairies

  • Spring will start with a wet mixture of rain and snow and then turn to snow as it grows colder.
  • April and May will be warmer and slightly drier than normal.
  • Spring will end with scattered thunderstorms and warm weather that slowly becomes cool.

Region 5: Southern British Columbia

  • Sunny, cool days will mark the start of spring, shortly after which there will be rain showers.
  • April and May will have near-normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation.
  • As spring turns into summer, the weather will be cool with scattered showers, followed by sun and warmer weather.

Region 6: Yukon

  • The start of spring will be clear and mild, with occasional snow showers.
  • April and May will be cooler than normal, with near-normal precipitation and above-normal snowfall. The snowiest period will be in mid- to late April.
  • The end of spring will bring cool rain showers followed by warm, sunny days.

Region 7: Northwest Territories

  • Spring will begin with a few mild snow showers.
  • April and May will be colder and drier than normal, with below-normal snowfall. The snowiest periods will be in early and mid-April.
  • Spring will end with a few rain showers and cool weather. 

Also, see our Spring 2017 Weather Outlook for the United States.

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