Meteorologists at Accuweather.com say most Canadians can look forward to a more typical summer than last year, although it will still be quite hot.
That dry, hot weather will not be constant, however, and is expected to be split up by several cool fronts.
This will likely come as a relief to many, with Accuweather Lead Forecaster Brett Anderson saying it won’t be as sweltering as last year.
“We’re going to see much more changeable weather, yes we’ll have heat, we’ll have spells of dry weather, but we don’t expect patterns where it’s going to lock in for weeks on end,” Anderson said.
The summer is still expected to rank among the 10 warmest on record, but that’s largely due to overall warmer-than-normal temperatures especially in Canada’s north.
Specifically, the weather in southern Ontario is expected to be pleasant, with hot periods broken up by what’s expected to be welcome cooler days, although some thunderstorms are expected earlier in the season.
“Overall the humidity, the temperature, is going to be fairly pleasant across much of southern Ontario this summer,” said Anderson.
Residents living in Montreal through to Quebec City can also expect the mercury to rise.
The high temperatures in Quebec will be a continuation of a warm, dry spring, which has resulted in less water evaporating from the ground – a process that has a cooling effect.