While Ontario is still waiting for signs of summer to show up, our neighbours to the north - and I mean way north - will be soaking up the rays this weekend. According to The Weather Network, Ontario's Victoria Day weekend 2019 weather is looking worse than northern Canada's. In fact, the Yukon and Northwest Territories are going to have some of the best weather in the whole country during the May long weekend.
Wait, what? Doesn’t living in the southern part of the country guarantee warmer weather than the friggin Yukon? Apparently not. "Most of southern Canada will be colder than normal through the May long weekend," explained Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham. "In fact, some of the best weather to be found across Canada this weekend will be across the Yukon and Northwest Territories."
According to The Weather Network, an approaching warm front will bring clouds and a chance of showers to Toronto early Saturday. However, most of the GTA will remain cool and dry for much of the day with a chance for some parts of the region to see some sunshine.
Meanwhile, in northern Canada, temperatures are expected to climb to the lower 20’s by the weekend. Whitehorse does face a similar threat of rain showers over the weekend. However, the Yukon capital is expected to be mostly rain-free with lots of beautiful sunshine and warm weather. Take a look:
Yellowknife is also expected to see temperatures in the upper teens and lower 20’s this long weekend with nothing but sunshine to look forward to. Nunavut's capital, Iqaluit, will also experience above seasonal temperatures with a mix of sun and clouds expected for the city.
Now there is a bright side, figuratively and literally, to this dreary weekend weather for Ontarians. This Sunday, the GTA is finally set to embrace that summer vibe with a toasty high of 23°C expected. Here's the current 7-day forecast for the Toronto area: