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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 17°C (1°C below avg.); precipitation 70mm (20mm below avg.); Jul 1-4: Sunny, nice; Jul 5-11: A few showers, seasonable; Jul 12-19: Isolated showers, cool; Jul 20-27: Rain, then a few showers, cool; Jul 28-31: Rainy periods, cool.
AUGUST 2017: temperature 18°C (avg.); precipitation 85mm (10mm below avg.); Aug 1-5: Rainy periods, cool; Aug 6-12: Showers, cool; Aug 13-21: Sunny, warm; Aug 22-24: Rainy, mild; Aug 25-28: Sunny, warm; Aug 29-31: Tropical storm threat.
Annual Weather Summary: November 2016 to October 2017
Winter temperatures will be below normal, with the coldest periods in mid- and late December, mid- to late January, and mid-February. Snowfall and precipitation will be near or above normal, with the snowiest periods in mid- and late December, early to mid- and late January, and mid- and late February.
April and May will be a bit cooler than normal, with above-normal precipitation.
Summer will be warmer than normal, on average, with the hottest periods in mid-June and mid-August. Rainfall will be near or below normal, despite the threat of a tropical rainstorm in late August.
September and October will be slightly cooler than normal, with rainfall below normal north and above normal south.
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).