The Weather Network forecasts that Canada can expect to enjoy a full fall season with a steady transition to winter over the next two months.
The network is predicting that winter won’t come early this year and that Canadians will get to experience an overall mild fall from now until the end of November.
“Our forecast team at The Weather Network is seeing this fall as a less roller-coaster ride than we normally see as we go from summer into winter,” said The Weather Network’s chief meteorologist, Chris Scott.
“Fall is one of those transition seasons where it is a wild roller-coaster ride. We are going to see some weeks where it’s warm and some weeks that are cold, but this year it’s not quite the steepness of the drops and rises we sometimes see this time of the year.”
Scott said there will be a smooth transition in temperature through the fall months towards December. He said Canadians can expect near normal or above normal temperatures for most of the country.
Scott said even though some parts of Canada, such as Alberta and British Columbia, have already had snow, Canadians “won’t see the sudden drop into winter as we normally do.”
“We’re not going to lock into a winter pattern right in November it looks like, so that means we’ve got a couple months to go here where folks that like fall foliage — they’re going to get their chance to enjoy the fall colours. There’s going to be a pretty good amount of time to go hiking and do activities outdoors and for farmers with harvesting,” he said.