Guide Weather, August 2012

ONTARIO


Aug. 19-25: Generally sunny apart from one or two days with scattered shower or thunderstorm activity. Seasonal to warm temperatures with a few more humid days.


Aug. 26-Sept. 1: Look for pleasant and warm weather overall in spite of a few showers or thunderstorms at scattered locations. Chance of heavy thunderstorms in places. Frost threatens north.


Sept. 2-8: Seasonal to warm under mostly sunny skies other than scattered showers or rain on a couple of days. Breezy at times with cooler nights. Frost patches central and north.


Sept. 9-15: Mainly sunny in the south with highs often in the 20s but expect one or two cooler, wet days with brisk winds. Cooler north with showers and some frost.


Sept. 16-22: Pleasant overall in the south with highs at times in the 20s. Scattered shower or rain activity. Cooler, variable in the north with some rain and frost.


QUEBEC


Aug. 19-25: Seasonal to warm temperatures dominate the week. Mostly sunny but expect scattered showers or thunderstorms on a couple of more humid days.


Aug. 26-Sept. 1: Seasonable but with a few cooler nights. Generally sunny skies aside from scattered rain or showers on two or three occasions. Cooler, showery north.


Sept. 2-8: Seasonal to warm and mainly sunny in the south. Scattered rain, breezy 


with a few lows in the single digits. Cooler, showery north with some frost.


Sept. 9-15: Fair, settled in the south aside from showers or rain on one or two days. Frost threatens especially central and north. Cooler, unsettled, showery north. 


Sept. 16-22: Fair skies although rain arrives on two or three occasions with brisk winds. Seasonal to warm. Frost threatens south, but higher risk central and north.


ATLANTIC PROVINCES


Aug. 19-25: Seasonal to occasionally warm most of the week. Sunny with a few showers but heavier rain and gusty winds threaten on a couple of days. 


Aug. 26-Sept. 1: Mostly sunny with seasonable to warm temperatures. Nights cool, approaching frost in places. Scattered showers or thunderstorms west, chance heavier rain east.


Sept. 2-8: Expect variable weather as fair skies interchange with scattered rain. Heavier rain and strong winds threaten eastern regions. Seasonal to occasionally warm.


Sept. 9-15: Seasonal to warm and generally settled on most days but look for some rain and gusty winds on a couple of days. Some lows approach zero west and north.


Sept. 16-22: Fair but weather systems bring heavier rain and blustery winds on two or three days this week. Variable temperatures. Frost in some western and northern regions.


August 19 to September 22, 2012


NATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS


Warm weather is likely to prolong summer-like temperatures across most of Eastern Canada well into September. The upper-level ridge responsible for the warmth is expected to suppress rainfall to below normal in many of these regions from Ontario to the Maritimes. However, occasional storms in late August and September may bring a few heavier rainfall events to the eastern Atlantic provinces. Elsewhere, cooler outbreaks in Western Canada will result in the first frost of the season in many areas. As a result, temperatures are likely to average close to longtime normal values from northwestern Ontario westward through the Prairies and into eastern British Columbia. Precipitation in these areas is expected to run near or a bit below normal. Farther west in coastal British Columbia, look for a continued cool circulation off the Pacific with several wet spells showing up in September.

Prepared by meteorologist Larry Romaniuk of Weatherite Services. Forecasts should be 80 per cent accurate for your area; 
expect variations by a day or two due to 
changeable speed of weather systems.

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