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The Weather Network predicts ‘average’ summer in Atlantic Canada

The Weather Network has released its summer forecast and for the most part it’s calling for an average summer in Atlantic Canada. Temperatures are expected to be above normal for the southern Maritimes, including Nova Scotia, and cooler than normal for coastal Labrador and northern Newfoundland.
The Weather Network has released its summer forecast and for the most part it’s calling for an average summer in Atlantic Canada. Temperatures are expected to be above normal for the southern Maritimes, including Nova Scotia, and cooler than normal for coastal Labrador and northern Newfoundland.

AMHERST, N.S. – Atlantic Canadians shouldn't put away the umbrella this summer, but don’t hide the sunscreen either.

The Weather Network released its summer forecast on Wednesday and indications are it’s going to be a pretty normal summer for most of Atlantic Canada.
“We expect the southern half of the Maritimes to be a little warmer than normal, but in general we expect it to be near normal, if not slightly above,” meteorologist Nadine Powell said. “Newfoundland is also split with the northern part of the island and Labrador expected to be cooler and the rest of the island, including the Avalon, being seasonal.”
The network is forecasting warm water to the south and cold water to the north should lead to a rollercoaster of temperatures during the summer months, which for forecast purposes is considered June, July and August.
Powell said the balance is expected to tip toward warmer than normal temperatures for the southern Maritimes, while coastal Labrador and northern Newfoundland, including the Northern Peninsula, are expected to be cooler than normal.
“It’s going to be a pretty average summer,” she said.
Precipitation is expected to be near normal throughout the Atlantic region. However, she said, there is potential for a couple of systems to tap into subtropical or tropical moisture and bring above normal rainfall to parts of the region.
With another El Nino expected to develop, the odds are for a quiet hurricane season, but she cautioned it only takes one or two storms making landfall to create a busy season. With El Nino, Powell said, she would not be surprised to see a strong high pressure system to establish itself near Bermuda and it’s possible the storms that develop could be pushed further west than usual – creating conditions for a storm to hit the eastern United States or the Maritimes.
Overall, Mother Nature will defy being defined because of varying conditions across the country. Each region is expected to experience its own unique and changeable weather patterns throughout the summer.
The Weather Network forecast shows no region across the country has the same forecast.
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