Warm and Stormy Summer on Deck This Year

Canada is in store for a warm and storm summer this year (CHRISD.CA FILE)
Canada is in store for a warm and storm summer this year (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Canadians are in for a warm summer with above-normal temperatures this year, according to AccuWeather.com.

The weather website has released its outlook for the country, which calls for a higher-than-normal amount of severe thunderstorms from central Alberta to southern Manitoba. The most intense weather is said to occur during June and July, as building heat near the U.S. border clashes with the cooler air just to the north.

Severe weather in the form of damaging thunderstorm winds and large hail generally peaks during the month of July in the Prairies, but it is also quite common during June and August.

Overall, Canadian summers are getting warmer and we have seen an increase of 1.4 C. since records began in 1948. Canadian summers are also slightly wetter and that trend is expected to continue this year.

— Staff

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