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How to Read Long Range Weather Forecasts
Our long-range forecasts 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
DECEMBER 2017: temperature -4°C (1° below avg.); precipitation 130mm (avg.); Dec 1-3: Rainy periods, mild; Dec 4-10: Snowy periods, cold; Dec 11-24: Snow showers, cold; Dec 25-27: Snow to rain, then sunny, mild; Dec 28-31: Snow showers, cold.
JANUARY 2018: temperature -4°C (avg.); precipitation 80mm (20mm below avg.); Jan 1-8: Flurries, cold; Jan 9-13: Rain and snow showers, mild; Jan 14-18: Rainy periods, mild; Jan 19-22: Snow showers, cold; Jan 23-26: Rain to snow; Jan 27-31: Rain, then showers, mild.
Annual Weather Summary: November 2017 to October 2018
Winter will be rainier than normal, with slightly above normal temperatures and near- to below-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will be from late December into early January and in mid- to late January, with the snowiest periods in late December and early and mid-February. April and May will be rainier than normal, with near-normal temperatures. Summer will be warmer and rainier than normal, with the hottest periods in early July and mid-August. September and October will be slightly warmer and drier than normal, despite the threat of a tropical rainstorm in late September.
About the Atlantic Canada Region
The Atlantic Canada long range weather region includes all or part of the following provinces: NEW BRUNSWICK (Bathurst, Edmundston, Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John), NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR (Bay Roberts, Corner Brook, Saint John's), NOVA SCOTIA (Glace Bay, Halifax, Kentville, New Glasgow, Sydney Mines, Truro), PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND (Charlottetown, Summerside), QUEBEC (Baie-Comeau, Hauterive, Matane, Rimouski).