Get accurate weather forecasts on-air and online with weather channel Canada

Search for more about weather.

Is there a weather channel Canada can call its own? It seems like this Weather Channel has networks all over the world.

When you're in Canada, you might need quick weather forecasts.  You can get Canadian weather forecasts on the Weather Network.  It gives you hourly updates and long-term predictions.  Satellite imagery and other features are also available.

The Weather Channel doesn't exist in Canada.  Our English channel is The Weather Network and our French channel is MétéoMédia.

It seems like The Weather Channel owns some of these channels.  In some ways, that makes them like The Weather Network (TWN) in Canada.

They also own a piece of The Weather Channel websites in Europe.  Another one is The Weather Channel in Australia.  This is run by a separate company.

Since 1989, TWN has been updating forecasts 24/7.  It was the first network to bring accurate weather info to the public.  It raised the interest of many students in meteorology by providing detailed forecasts and reports.  Many of them went on to work in this field.

Yours truly is included.  I was fascinated by the science, intrigued by the technology, and inspired by the meteorologists.  I decided to study meteorology in college because I wanted to learn more.

These weather forecasts shown on TWN are at least partly automated.  Meteorologists oversee the whole thing and journalists present it well.

You can find TWN forecasts and other content at  You can get hourly forecasts and 14-day outlooks for any significant place in Canada.  You can also find MétéoMédia links there if French is your thing.

Both are controlled by Pelmorex.  Pelmorex and The Weather Channel Canada, USA, and probably the UK are owned by Landmark Communications.

Although some people complain about the advertising, you gotta support a good thing if you want it to keep being good.  Weather Network Canada's services are free thanks to advertising revenue.  It also lets them keep innovating and improving their services.  Viewing their ads is one way to show your appreciation. 

You're not watching government or public television.

Weather channel Canada and CMOS

Canada has a common advocate for meteorology and oceanography.  It's called the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, or CMOS.  CMOS is a non-profit professional scientific society dedicated to the advancement of atmospheric and oceanographic sciences in Canada.  The organization promotes meteorology and oceanography research and training and exchanges information and ideas among its members.

This way, CMOS brings together experts in these fields to collaborate and share research.  Additionally, it gives students a chance to learn, network, and develop their skills.

What do they do? They support environmental research that's important to us.  You know, stuff like:

- weather extremes
- global warming
- ozone depletion and
- surface air quality name a few listed on one of their webpages.

If you're interested in any of these relevant sciences, CMOS also offers career guidance.  Research, publishing, and education are big things for them.

How about the Canadian TV weather guys?  Similar to CECAB for Canadian environmental consultants, CMOS accredits weather broadcasters when they meet certain qualifications.  Some of the past CMOS endorsed weathercasters from the weather channel Canada, TWN, plus Winnipeg, Edmonton and Calgary tv stations, as well as radio.

  1. Joshua Classen - Edmonton
  2. Nicola Crosbie - Edmonton
  3. Paul Dunphy - Calgary
  4. Kristi Gordon - Edmonton
  5. Jim Hughes - Calgary
  6. Carolyn Jarvis - Edmonton
  7. John Sander - Winnipeg
  8. David Spence - Calgary
  9. Chris Sumner - Winnipeg, and
  10. Claire Martin - Former Edmontonian now with CBC Ontario
  11. Nadine Blayley - TWN
  12. Helena DeVries - TWN
  13. Karen Johnson - TWN
  14. Suzanne Feliz - TWN
  15. Michelle Leslie - TWN
  16. Kim MacDonald - TWN
  17. Chris Murphy - TWN
  18. Sheryl Plouffe - TWN
  19. Gary Ryan - TWN
  20. Chris Scott - TWN

Go! Saskatchewan Go!

I can't find out if Bill Matheson, Edmonton's late great weathercaster, was endorsed by CMOS.  

How do you become a broadcaster?  You might ask.  You can start with a related degree (e.g., meteorology or journalism) or presentation experience in radio or TV.  In addition, you'll be well on your way if you're an experienced TV weather-news broadcaster with "so much meteorology knowledge that you can communicate weather and climate information and use graphics in a scientifically-correct way" (from another CMOS webpage).

You can also get the certification by combining these two things.  For example, a specialized broadcast meteorology program.  Make sure you send two references, video tapes, and the fee.  I think this is the way to go.  You can ask any CMOS presenter.  Let me know what you think.

Greatest Weather Forecasts

Know a better place for forecasts? Really cool graphics or outstanding weather information?

All weather people like to find new places for unusual data, and here's your chance to help. Feel free to comment; that would be much appreciated. Thank you.

P.S. This is NOT the Weather Network.

[ ? ]

Have a snapshot for this one?[ ? ]


Click here to upload more images (optional)

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

(first or full name)

(e.g., City, State, Country)

Submit Your Contribution

  •  submission guidelines.

(You can preview and edit on the next page)

What have the other people said about weather?

Scan here to see contributions from previous visitors to this page...

Anticipated storms 
Hello Just a quick note to say it has been storming all day Jan 01-2010. From 08.00hrs to present 18.00hrs with 80km winds and blowing snow and zero visibility …

liked the old format 
We really preferred the old format where you gave the local long range weather forcast. We used to tune in daily to check - and we could, every 10 minutes. …

What are they? 
MYSTERY PILLARS: "The air was very cold and filled with small ice crystals on Dec. 28th when we saw these strange pillars of light," reports Aigar Truhin …

Only comment I have is that a whole lot of people are tired of our weather being done by these planes. Chemical trails they call it. A person has to be …

Sunrise  Not rated yet
5:30 am & couldn't believe the view. Made getting up early much easier. Pic's looking out over the strait toward Sechelt Gibsons coastline.Enjoy!! …

Complaint Not rated yet
I object seriously to you calling the Peterborough forecast - "Lakefield". I live in Millbrook 12 km sw of the airport. It is 5 or 6 into Pererborough …

From British Columbia to You Not rated yet
Gallaghers Community in SE Kelowna. The street is lined with "sugar maples " that are on Pinnacle Way adjacent to the Pinnacle Golf Course. What a site! …

Took this picture over the top of the Local Home Depot store in Barrhaven (part of Ottawa). This cloud was turning on its side and growing outwards as …

Click here to write your own.

Search this site for more information now, go back from Weather Channel Canada to the Forecast Map Weather web page or visit the Stuff in the Air homepage.

New! Comments

Do you like what you see here? Please let us know in the box below.
Share this page:
Know someone who needs to see this. Here's an easy way show them.

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.

Have you heard of The Weather Network?

In terms of on-air and online weather information, what options do Canadians have?  A variety of websites from Environment Canada and The Weather Network, Canada's weather channel.

Do you have concerns about air pollution in your area??

Perhaps modelling air pollution will provide the answers to your question.

That is what I do on a full-time basis.  Find out if it is necessary for your project.

Have your Say...

on the StuffintheAir         facebook page

Other topics listed in these guides:

The Stuff in the Air Site Map


See the newsletter chronicle. 

Thank you to my research and writing assistants, ChatGPT and WordTune, as well as Wombo and others for the images.

GPT-4, OpenAI's large-scale language generation model (and others provided by Google and Meta), helped generate this text.  As soon as draft language is generated, the author reviews, edits, and revises it to their own liking and is responsible for the content.