Fair fall forecast


A long, pleasant fall is ahead for most Canadians, according to the Weather Network's latest seasonal forecast.

Chief meteorologist Chris Scott says winter is not expected to show up early unlike last year when dramatic snowstorms stood out, though it may be snowy and stormy across the country when it arrives.

But until then, British Columbia will be warm with wet weather in September, with cooler temperatures to arrive in October and November.

The Prairies are expected to enjoy average seasonal temperatures and precipitation, with a bit more rain in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan and more cold in northern Alberta.

Scott says the chilly start to September in Ontario and Quebec does not represent the season to come, when temperatures and precipitation will accommodate leaf-viewing, outdoor education and camping.

Temperatures will be higher than usual in Atlantic Canada with more precipitation than the summer, while the Territories will see generally average temperatures.


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