Dry for Central Manitoba, Hot for Western Prairie: Summer Forecast

Jun 01, 2023

Central Manitoba could be drier than normal this summer, while more heatwaves may be in store for the western Prairie, according to the Weather Network’s 2023 summer forecast. 

Released Wednesday, the seasonal forecast for the months of June, July, and August calls for a "come-and-go" summer across Canada, with periods of hot, dry weather interrupted at times by bouts of cooler temperatures. And while dryness continues to be a concern in some areas, the forecast suggests the changeable pattern should result in storms that reduce the potential for widespread drought. 

(See Weather Network temperature and precipitation maps below). 

The outlook for Alberta is for a generally hot summer but with cold fronts bringing relief at times. Significant rainfall events and thunderstorms are likely, which should result in near-normal precipitation for much of the province, the forecast said. 

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