If Ontario's chilly and wet weather this spring left you hungry for some heat, you'll probably be happy to hear that The Weather Network's Ontario summer 2019 forecast predicts just that. Hot and humid temperatures have been predicted for the months of June, July, and August in the province. Particularly, in cities across southern Ontario.
According to Chris Scott, Chief Meteorologist at The Weather Network, a changeable summer is likely for Ontario, with less heat compared to last summer. "The weather pattern is likely to become stormy at times with above normal precipitation forecast for parts of Southern Ontario and Quebec," he said in a press release.
With regards to the summer weather, the announcement states that the greatest uncertainty in the forecast is across the southern regions of Ontario and Quebec, which will be in close proximity to a hot summer to the south and a cool summer to the north.
According to the forecast, both patterns possess the potential to dominate, which would result in an active weather pattern.
When it comes to the forecast's precipitation outlook, Ontario should expect above normal levels of rain across the southern region of the province, and below normal levels for parts of northwest Ontario. For everywhere else throughout the province, precipitation levels are expected to be "near normal."
Although temperatures have finally started to warm up across the province, Ontario residents have been waiting anxiously for weather patterns to stabilize, as April and May saw dramatic swings in temperature in the province.
Along with heavy rainfall and a heightened threat for spring flooding, especially across northern Ontario, cottage country, and the Ottawa Valley, a sunshine-filled, hot summer would be a welcomed change for Ontarians.
For complete details on The Weather Network's Summer Forecast for Ontario as well as the rest of Canada, check out the report here.