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How to Read Long-Range Weather Forecasts
Long-range predictions show weather trends in temperatures and precipitation. For example, will the winter be colder or warmer than average? Will there be more or less snow than what's typical for your area? Our famous predictions (traditionally 80% accurate) are made 18 months in advance, and meant to help you make more informed decisions for long-term planning.
Here on Almanac.com, we provide free long-range forecasts for the next 30 to 60 days covering U.S. and Canadian regions. Find all 12 months of predictions in the annual Old Farmer's Almanac.
Free 2-Month Weather Forecast
JULY 2017: temperature 16.5°C (avg.); precipitation 50mm (10mm below avg. east, 40mm above west); Jul 1-6: Rainy periods, cool; Jul 7-13: Sunny, warm; Jul 14-22: Showers north, sunny south; seasonable; Jul 23-31: Sunny, turning hot.
AUGUST 2017: temperature 17°C (0.5°C above avg.); precipitation 30mm (10mm below avg.); Aug 1-3: Sunny, hot; Aug 4-12: Scattered showers, cool; Aug 13-21: Showers, then sunny, warm; Aug 22-31: Showers, then sunny, warm.
Annual Weather Summary: November 2016 to October 2017
Winter will be colder than normal, with above-normal precipitation and snowfall. The coldest periods will be in early and mid- to late December and mid- to late January, with the snowiest periods in early and mid-December and mid-January.
April and May will have near-normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation.
Summer will be warmer than normal, with the hottest periods in late June, late July, and early August. Rainfall will be near normal in the east and above normal in the west.
September and October will be cooler and slightly rainier than normal.
About the Southern British Columbia Region
The Southern British Columbia long range weather region includes all or part of the following provinces: BRITISH COLUMBIA (Abbotsford, Campbell River, Chilliwack, Courtenay, Cranbrook, Duncan, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Parksville, Penticton, Port Alberni, Powell River, Prince George, Quesnel, Salmon Arm, Squamish, Vancouver, Vernon, Victoria, White Rock, Williams Lake).