TWN unveils summer forecast

TWN Summer 2020
The Weather Network has released its summer forecast for June, July and August.

Here’s the breakdown for Atlantic Canada:

A cool start to the season during June will give way to a warm summer with near to slightly above normal temperatures and abundant sunshine during July and August.

Near normal rainfall is expected, but much of the region will turn rather dry for a while during the summer, especially across northern New Brunswick.

However, the tropics are being watched closely as an active Atlantic hurricane season is expected.

Any system that taps into tropical moisture will have the potential to bring excessive rainfall and bring the final numbers to near normal.

Fall preview for Atlantic Canada

After what seemed like a short summer – it didn’t get started until early July in Southeast New Brunswick – The Weather Network has unveiled its 2019 fall forecast.

  • Much of Atlantic Canada should see above-average rainfall due to a few systems that tap into tropical moisture and bring excessive totals.
  • Above normal temperatures are expected to dominate across the southern Maritimes, while typical fall temperatures are expected elsewhere.

TWN Fall

Hello summer!

The summer solstice officially arrived in New Brunswick at 12:54 pm ADT and it was certainly welcome after a relentlessly cold spring.

Greater Moncton enjoyed 15 hours and 46 minutes of daylight today but unfortunately the sun didn’t make an appearance due to lots of clouds and heavy rain.

The sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer and it will now begin moving south toward the equator which means days will get shorter – ever so slowly starting tomorrow.

As for summer weather predictions, The Weather Network is suggesting warmer than normal temperatures in July and into August with near normal precipitation.

Environment Canada is calling for near normal temperatures and near to slightly above normal precipitation.

Is spring around the corner?

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The Weather Network has unveiled its spring 2019 forecast covering March, April and May – so what can New Brunswick expect?

It’s been a long, cold and stormy winter which began in mid-November but TWN believes after another cold wave in early March, a warmer pattern will develop later in the month.

Meteorologist Michael Carter says more consistent spring-like weather is possible by early April.

Both temperatures and precipitation are expected to be near normal for the season.

Carter adds flooding is a possibility given normal spring run-off combined with any rain or snow that falls.

But he thinks it won’t be as stormy this spring compared to past years.

TWN unveils spring forecast

TWN spring

The Weather Network has taken a look ahead at the months of March, April and May for Atlantic Canada…

While it has been a relatively mild winter across the region, winter will still have several parting shots, including the threat for a few Nor’easters.

For some places, the biggest snowfall of the year could still be on the horizon (keep in mind the context – some areas have not had a classic winter storm).

Back and forth temperature swings should come close to offsetting, but with more potential for warmth to outweigh the periods of colder weather.

An active storm track will tap into subtropical moisture at times and bring above normal precipitation to most of the region through the spring season.

Autumn officially arrives

Hints of fall in Bessborough Park, Moncton, NB (Dearing)

The autumnal equinox arrived in New Brunswick at 5:02pm ADT.

Days and nights are now roughly equal in length and the sun is directly overhead at the equator and will head southward.

The leaves in Greater Moncton are starting to show hints of fall colours and experts say a dry summer could mean the display will not be as brilliant.

The Weather Network is forecasting a warmer and wetter autumn season compared to normal.

Weather Network unveils fall forecast

fall2016If you liked this summer in Southeast New Brunswick, chances are you will like this autumn too as the Weather Network unveils its fall 2016 forecast.

Warm, sunny days are expected to continue for at least the first half of fall.

After a dry summer, rainfall will be near normal with the first snow possible by late November.

Forecasters will be keeping a close eye on the Atlantic hurricane season and how it may affect the Maritimes especially since it is already off to a busy start.

Nor’easter marks start of spring

Noreaster21mar16The first full day of spring in Greater Moncton looked more like winter and was much colder than Christmas Day as a Nor’easter delivered snow, ice pellets and gusty winds.

A winter storm warning remains in effect for Southeast New Brunswick with up to 25 cm of snow expected by early tomorrow.

By 10pm, I measured about 15 cm snow in my northeast Moncton neighbourhood.

Winds could gust up to 60 km/h overnight causing blowing and drifting snow which will create poor driving conditions.

The Weather Network unveils fall forecast

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Although it still feels like summer in New Brunswick, meteorological autumn has arrived and The Weather Network has released its seasonal forecast.

The El Nino weather phenomenon in the Pacific is expected to lessen the impact of tropical storms in the Atlantic this fall.

Forecasters say temperatures will remain warm throughout September, normal in October but a pattern change is in store for early November.

However, a brief winter-like chill will be short-lived and more seasonal weather is in store for the remainder of this year.