June 2022 Weather Forecast: Summer Weather Here to Stay
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See the Forecast for June, Including Father's Day and the Summer Solstice!
May 26, 2022
The month of June brings with it the official start of summer. What sort of weather can we expect for this month? Almanac meteorologist Michael Steinberg provides the extended forecast for June.
June Forecast: Summer Weather Here to Stay
For the month of June, temperatures will be hotter than normal from the mid-Atlantic states southward into Florida and westward across the Deep South, from the Lower Lakes and Midwest southward through the southern Plains and westward through the Rockies and Intermountain West to the Pacific Northwest coast, and across southern Alaska and eastern Hawaii and near or below normal elsewhere.
Rainfall will be above normal across parts of the Northeast, from the western Ohio Valley and eastern Heartland northward through the Upper Midwest, over northern California and eastern Hawaii, and in southern Ontario and the northern Yukon and near or drier than normal elsewhere.
On June 5, World Environmental Day, the weather will be cool and wet for cleanup projects from the East Coast through the Appalachians and Ohio Valley and across the Intermountain West and Alaska. It will be sunny and hot from Florida through the Deep South and from Texas into the southern High Plains. Expect sunny and comfortable weather along much of the West Coast. In Canada, plan for showers over much of the country, except for sunny weather along the British Columbia coast and across the Northwest Territories.
Folks in eastern and western Hawaii should expect “reign” showers on June 11, King Kamehameha I Day, while it will be warm and sunny in the central islands.
Father’s Day falls on June 19, which is also Juneteenth National Independence Day. If you’re taking Dad or other father figures to an outdoor ball game, you should keep the rain gear handy across much of the United States and Canada, as there will be scattered showers and thunderstorms around, especially during the afternoon and evening hours. If you live along the Texas coast, keep watch for a possible tropical storm.
June 20 marks National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada, as well as the summer solstice, the astronomical start of summer. Expect warm to hot temperatures with isolated thunderstorms across most of the United States, except for cool and wet conditions over the Appalachians and Ohio Valley. A tropical storm threat will continue along the Texas coast. Across Canada, the weather will be warm with scattered showers over the eastern provinces and cool and wet in the West.
On June 24—Quebec’s Saint Jean Baptiste Day—the weather in that province will be warm with scattered showers, so keep the umbrella handy if you’ll be attending any outdoor festivities.
Hurricane Season Begins
The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins on June 1. We’re coming off two very active years, thanks in part to the La Niña conditions in the Pacific. It looks like this season will feature near- or slightly above-average activity, with the La Niña weakening. If this season does indeed end up above average, it would be the seventh straight above-average season with regard to the number of named storms.
The best chance for a major hurricane strike will occur in Georgia or the Carolinas in mid-September, with tropical storm threats in Texas in mid- and late June, the Southeast in mid- and late August, and the Deep South in mid- and late July and late October.