By now most Canadians are probably sick of this "nice" May weather. Unfortunately, Canada's summer forecast for 2020 isn't looking much better. the first day of the season is set to be rainy everywhere but one unexpected spot.
Across the country, the first day of summer is likely to bring showers with it. The only spot that's getting out without a soaking? According to the Farmer's Almanac, that would be the Northwest Territories.
Meanwhile, the other provinces and territories are expected to start their warm, outdoor season with clouds and puddles.
Despite the fact that Canadians were previously told they'd be in for a "good, beer-drinking summer," Environment Canada is predicting higher than average precipitation across the country to go along with higher than average temperatures.
All that beer-drinking might have to be done indoors (or at the very least, under an umbrella).
Of course, as anyone probably knows living in a climate like the great white north, the weather can be fickle.
These predictions could end up going the other way, like when May was predicted to be nicer than April (Ontario's snowfall would beg to differ).
As of May 12, however, this is what the first day of summer (June 20) is predicted to look like across Canada.
While parts of the Maritimes and Newfoundland could experience the hot, dry weather everyone is claiming, some of the more northern regions, particularly Labrador, will get a rainy start to the season.
Environment Canada is also predicting higher than normal levels of precipitation for the region from June to August.
Montreal and Quebec City are predicted to get a fakeout by the Almanac. The day may start sunny, but it's expected to shift to thunderstorms later.
Temperatures might be above normal for the region, but further north, they will be much higher than average.
Toronto and the rest of the province's tip might have to put up with some showers, but at least it will be warm.
Summer temperatures will be high, but Environment Canada is predicting the numbers near the Great Lakes to be a lot higher than average.
The Farmer's Almanac predicts that Canada's major prairie cities are also in for some showers around June 20. What's worse is that further west, temperatures could actually start to get cooler.
Temperatures will still be above average for June, July, and August, but not as high as other areas.
Southern British Columbia
Vancouver usually gets the last laugh during winter when it avoids some of the worst the season has to offer. However, its start to summer is predicted by the Almanac to be filled with showers and cool weather.
That being said, from June to August, Environment Canada is predicting temperatures 60 to 70 percent higher than normal in the region.
The home of the Klondike gold rush is also predicted to see cool and rainy weather during June 20.
However, southern regions could be looking at temperatures that are up to 60 percent higher than normal. Near the southern Alaska border, these temperatures could reach even higher.
Over the summer, the northern areas could see precipitation levels reaching more than 50 percent above normal.
Finally, the only part of Canada that could be experiencing sunny weather on the first day of the season. The Almanac predicts the area seeing a hot, sunny day on June 20.
Like the rest of the country, the region is expected to be hotter and rainier than normal for the summer.