Your latest long range weather forecast Canada


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Here is a short cut for the current long range weather forecast Canada has. The Environment Canada page has a menu of seasonal forecast options for you to explore. Have a look at this overview before you become overwhelmed by the list.

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Here's an example of a useful application for the information provided on this site: Much of Canada's hockey season is played outdoors. So, when enrolling our kids into local leagues we like to know in advance whether games and practices will require extra bundling over a normal season, whether outdoor rink ice will be reliable and we may occasionally have a few other weather-related questions. The seasonal forecast page would give these hockey parents some needed insights.

The first item on the list of links, 30-day temperature forecasts, takes you to a map showing which regions of the country can expect to find warmer than average, cooler than normal or neutral temperatures over this relatively short time-frame. The maps are updated twice each month.  This is probably what you want to know the most.

The upcoming year:  long range weather forecast Canada

The next section of maps cover a three-month period. deterministic maps present both temperature and precipitation information in a format similar to the 30-day maps described above.

You can also examine three month probabilistic forecast maps. The maps show you each area's chances of receiving  higher or lower than normal temperature and precipitation amounts.

The other maps in this section show you the historical validity of these forecasts. Bear in mind it is currently impossible to determine daily highs and lows more than a week or two in advance, and many scientists say it never will be possible. The limits of weather forecasting capability exist because of complications such as the butterfly effect.

Another section on this Environment Canada website gives climate normals. This web page is one weather almanac Canada consultants and forecasters use for climate information. One very important indicator of long term weather prediction in some regions is the presence of El Niño or La Niña. The bottom of the page gives you opportunities to explore the effects of these large scale meteorological and oceanographic trends.

Here are some other things to try: First, go visit and enter your location for a 30-day weather (probability of precipitation) forecast, and secondly, visit and enter the name of your location in the correct space. Thirdly, give us your thoughts below.

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Everybody knows Canada is cold. Always. What do you think?

This country never has summer. Or does it?

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um no its the same as america! 
We have hot summers sometimes hotter than America. For example, in Ontario we have the same climate as Detroit. Some Americans are so undereducated and …

been there done that 
I live in Prince George, British Columbia. Pretty much, central BC winters are some times very cold, but that's why a long time ago someone, and I'm sure …

I usually check a weather website everyday before going out - but I have to confess I like my desktop widget the best. This site reads like a college …

Canada is Too Cold. 
I usually check the ''weather network'', but usually in the winter you can expect the same thing: Cold, intense cold, snow. The long-term forcast is good …

Canada IS Cold. 
I have lived in Canada from almost birth and I am not getting used to it. I will though admit that the winters appear to be less intense than I remember …

Seasonal Forecasting 
How does seasonal forecasting work in Canada? Will Fall River Nova Scotia Get Good Weather And Seasonal Temperature's This Fall Barry's Response …

weather is ALL OVER THE MAP Not rated yet
"The maritimes 2011" - We got 2 or 3 feet of snow, and minus 20 at times. When I was growing up on the west coast, snowy winters were common. That all …

I moved to get away from the cold Not rated yet
I was raised in Winnipeg I decided to leave as soon as I could. At 25 I moved to Toronto. Much better weather in Toronto One can even grow a variety …

It's cold here Not rated yet
I live in Winnipeg. Commonly refered to as Winterpeg. For those of you who think the winters are not too bad, its probably because where you live, it's …

Long range forecast Not rated yet
OK - I've looked at the long range 2-4 month forecast maps and probabilities but I still don't understand if Western Canada is going to have normal precipitation …

Shock Of Edmonton 2009 Not rated yet
I think it's a surprise that our 2008 and 2009 weather have changed constantly. There's a big difference between 2008 weather and 2009 weather I don't …

Canada is warm. Not rated yet
Canada only has ONE winter season. ITS FRICKING WARM HALF THE YEAR. The other day it was 95 degree faranheit. this stereotype needs to stop. …

Canada...where i live Not rated yet
I live in BC canada, and we do have summer. It is very cold in winter fall and beginning of spring, but today, its summer and it was 31 degrees Celcius …

So not true? Not rated yet
Ottawa is capable of having extremely hot summers, as many of its residents know. That's pretty much all I've got to say. I mean in moderation, yeah, …

sorry I like it Not rated yet
What is normal? We are fat, we like trucks, meat is important. So what, it is the same everywhere. As people, we like what we are around. Everyone …

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