The Farmers’ Almanac has published its summer forecast for 2023, and the long-range weather expert predicts that Ontario may have some “hot and rainy” summer months.
The Farmers’ Almanac predicts Ontario and the Great Lakes region will have hot temperatures and higher-than-normal precipitation this summer and that the province will experience a “warm-to-hot, rainy” season using methods that have been used by the publication for more than 200 years.
Overall, Canada will experience a warmer summer than average, according to the Almanac’s model.
Although it is only a forecast, Environment Canada Senior Meteorologist David Phillips says it is consistent with Canada’s steadily rising temperatures over the past 20 years as a result of climate change, which has set a new standard for our summer weather.
Towards the end of May, Environment Canada will present its own summer forecast. According to Phillips, the majority of Canada will see a warmer summer than average.
The Almanac predicted that while Ontario would endure periods of high heat interspersed with sporadic precipitation, it would be a little milder than places like the prairies or Quebec.
Midway through July, temperatures are expected to soar, bringing hot and dry weather to the province. The periodical predicts hotter-than-normal spells from July 16 to 19 and then again from July 28 to July 31.
According to the almanack, August’s hottest days will fall on the 4th through the 8th and the 24th through the 27th. If their algorithm works as predicted, the province will experience a hot but fair summer during August.