May 25, 2022

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Sunny, hot and dry summer in Quebec

Sunny, hot and dry summer in Quebec

(Montreal) “We look forward to a beautiful summer with beautiful sunny days,” said Anne-Sophie Columbine, a meteorologist at Matteo Media.

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Temperatures of 0.5 to 1 degrees Celsius above seasonal norms are also far from the heat of last year. There will definitely be “low heat waves”.

In all, there should be more than 30 humidex factor in about 40 summer days, which, according to Environment Canada, can cause “some discomfort”.

Only the northwestern regions, ABTB-Temiscoming and the Nord-du-Quebec see milder weather, with temperatures equal to or below the seasonal average. For other areas, “having a fresh air dome over the Hudson Bay also provides long breaks from that heat,” M saidTo me Columbine.

Generally, the maximum summer temperature in Montreal is 25 degrees Celsius.

Slight drought

OmTo me However, Columbine warned that “the drought will probably be worth seeing”, but that the end of May was “the driest on record”.

Although the total rainfall is expected to be close to normal, it will not be evenly distributed. “We hope there will be a long time without rain, and then thunderstorms,” ​​said the meteorologist, which is causing trouble for Quebec farmers.

Gaspe is an exception and needs more rain as it promises to be turbulent due to the hurricane season.

Storms and fires

Mr Maritime provinces will face “slightly warmer temperatures and more than normal precipitation” due to the storms that have hit the United States, and the consequences will be felt further north, Mr said.To me Columbine. This year, the cold waters of the Pacific will fall into the Atlantic Ocean, where more severe weather events will be seen, she explained.

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On the prairie side, “extremely hot temperatures” and “especially dry weather” are the right materials to start forest fires, which can harm agriculture as well as air quality. “It could be more difficult for them this year,” the meteorologist warned.

Ontario will undoubtedly be the coolest province, avoiding both Quebec’s hot air dome and western Canada.