If you think it’s hot now, you’re in for a bit of a surprise!

The Weather Network has just released its annual forecast for the summer months – June, July, and August – and if they’re right, we’re in for hotter and drier conditions than usual.

According to the report, Western Canada can expect higher temperatures than normal, particularly during the second half of summer.

(The Weather Network)

Vancouver Island and the coastal regions should experience normal amounts of rainfall over the summer, but interior BC could be subject to below normal precipitation and drought conditions.

“This summer looks to be a warmer version of the pattern we saw across Canada last year, with the hottest weather anchored over western Canada,” said Chris Scott, Chief Meteorologist at The Weather Network.

Ontario and Quebec will once again escape the hottest weather, but this summer will bring more heat than last year, along with ample opportunity for thunderstorms. Atlantic Canada looks to have the best combination of conditions with a warm summer and near seasonal precipitation, while drought is a worry for much of the Prairies and interior BC.”

(The Weather Network)

The summer season will officially kick off on June 21st.

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