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Canadians can expect 'quintessential' fall season for enjoying the great outdoors

 The Weather Network releases its 2017 Fall Forecast

OAKVILLE, ON, Sept. 13, 2017 /CNW/ - With parts of Canada experiencing a fast start to the fall season, many Canadians are already fretting the arrival of winter. So, is The Weather Network's Fall Forecast set to send a chill down the nation's collective spine, or will the outlook for the months of September, October and November come as a breath of fresh autumn air?

"Looking at current weather patterns, the majority of the country should be in store for a quintessentially-Canadian fall," said Chris Scott, Chief Meteorologist at The Weather Network. "October, the month that defines the fall season for many of us, is shaping up to have good stretches of pleasant weather for those who enjoy hiking, the changing of the leaves, apple picking and other fun fall activities." 

While Canadians should expect the usual cold snaps and ups-and-downs as we make the transition to winter, The Weather Network's meteorologists foresee a mild autumn season until November, when we expect a transition to a more typical late fall pattern which will include classic fall storms and the usual tastes of winter which we expect across Canada during November.

Here's a more detailed look at the conditions expected across the country this fall:  

British Columbia
After record-breaking heat to start the month across much of B.C., the province will transition into a more typical fall pattern. While temperatures are still expected to be on the milder side of normal, B.C. will be closer to seasonal than it was during much of the summer. We will also see a return of the rainier pattern that we expect to see during the fall.

The Prairies
After a sizzling summer, the warmest fall temperatures in Canada (relative-to-normal) are expected across the western Prairies. The eastern Prairies, which have already seen a couple shots of autumnal weather, will also be able to enjoy mild temperatures from mid-September through much of October before colder weather starts to set in. Autumn will see a continuation of the dry weather experienced across the region this summer.

Ontario & Quebec
While near normal conditions are expected in both Ontario and Quebec this fall, residents should enjoy their fair share of warm, dry days and better-than-average leaf-viewing weather. Central and northern Ontario, which experienced an early ending to the growing season, should also experience warmer weather than normal from mid-September through the majority of October. As is the case for most of the country, November is the turning point, showing potential to bring tastes of early winter weather.

Atlantic Canada
Near to slightly above normal temperatures are forecasted for the Maritimes this fall. The region is also expected to see near to above normal precipitation due to the threat for a couple storms that bring excessive rainfall. While there is a higher-than-normal threat for influence from tropical systems, Atlantic Canada can otherwise expect significant periods of dry weather, like the rest of the country.

Northern Canada
Much of Northern Canada will experience near to above seasonal temperatures as we make the transition from summer to winter. The warmest temperatures relative to normal will be across Yukon and the Northwest Territories.  It is important to keep in mind though, that "normal" temperatures drop by roughly 2 degrees Celsius per week across much of the region.

While fall should remain pleasant in most of the country, November will bring snow storms, freezing rain, and other dangerous weather conditions. As we move deeper into fall, Canadians should pay extra close attention to the daily forecast as winter weather conditions can develop rapidly. Canadians can be prepared for changeable weather patterns by visiting www.theweathernetwork.com or by downloading The Weather Network App and creating an account for personalized and up to the minute forecast information.

 The Weather Network: Fall 2017 Forecast


Temperature Outlook

Precipitation Outlook

British Columbia

Above normal

Near normal for most areas.  Below normal across the southeast Interior, and above normal for the extreme North Coast


Above normal

Below normal for Southern Alberta, near normal elsewhere


Above normal

Below normal for Southern Saskatchewan, near normal elsewhere


Near to above normal


Below normal for Southern Manitoba, near normal across the north



Near Normal

Below normal for extreme Northwestern Ontario, near normal elsewhere


Near normal

Near normal

The Maritimes, Newfoundland and Labrador

Near to slightly above normal

Near to above normal

Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut

Above normal

Near normal, except above normal for southwest Yukon


Complete Fall Forecast details, including regional breakdowns, maps and charts are available at www.theweathernetwork.com/fall.

Interview opportunities: The Weather Network meteorologists are available for interviews from September 13 to 15, 2017 to provide regional forecasts and additional information about this year's Fall Forecast. Our meteorologists are also prepared to discuss our preliminary winter forecast. 

About Pelmorex Weather Networks

Pelmorex Weather Networks, a division of Pelmorex Corp., is a leading international provider of weather-related information services.  It operates in North America, Europe, Latin America, India and Australia under the brands The Weather Network, MétéoMédia, Eltiempo.es and Clima. The Weather Network and its French counterpart MétéoMédia are Canada's most popular weather and information services on TV, web and mobile apps.  Eltiempo is Spain's leading multi-platform weather information provider. Pelmorex also operates Canada's National Alerting Aggregation and Dissemination System (Alert Ready) which aggregates and distributes emergency alerts issued by authorized government agencies. 

SOURCE The Weather Network

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