While the ‘official’ summer in Canada is not actually over until September 23, it’s going to feel like it is as we head towards the weekend, as icy-cold temperatures are expected to cover some parts of the country. Worse still, Environment Canada has issued ‘frost advisories' for several provinces over the next 24-hours, with low temperatures of less than 2 degrees in some areas. Grab your sweaters and your boots everyone, winter is definitely coming!
While it is still only early September, there is no doubt that the temperatures are starting to drop Canada-wide. For people in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Southern Quebec it is going to get especially cold over the next 24-hours, as Environment Canada is warning that frost is coming!
In their frost advisory Environment Canada explains that temperatures are expected to drop below the freezing mark in some areas overnight, which will actually be enough to pose a threat to some cold-sensitive plants and trees.
The advisory notes that a cold airmass with clear skies and light winds will create favourable conditions for frost overnight on both Thursday, and Friday night, and possibly into the weekend.
As of Thursday afternoon, frost advisories were in place for almost all of New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as areas across southern Quebec. For an up-to-date list of all affected areas, you can check the Environment Canada weather warnings page, here.
It seems that Ontario is also looking at some colder weather over the weekend, as The Weather Network reports temperatures feeling around 11 degrees on Saturday, with lows of just 7 degrees on Sunday night.
Things aren’t much better over in British Columbia either, where there is rain forecasted all weekend, with low temperatures of 14 degrees.
If you're in an affected area today, tomorrow, or over the weekend, don't forget to stay indoors, cuddle up tight and try to keep warm!