Summer is almost here and that would usually mean dining outside at your favourite restaurants. A patio season in Canada forecast has dropped and it will bring the heat in some places. However, it might be a little different this year because of public health measures in every province.
With the onset of June and the official start of summer approaching, it’s almost the most wonderful time of the year for patio lovers.
The Weather Network has released a forecast for the season and most of Canada is in for great patio weather.
If you like to bask in warmth while you dine outside, Kelowna, Toronto, Montreal, Regina, Winnipeg and Ottawa will be perfect this summer with daytime highs in the mid-20s.
Kelowna will the hot spot with 27 C expected to be the high throughout June, July and August.
If you don’t like to sit in the heat while out in the patio, some spots will be a little cooler.
Charlottetown, Calgary and Vancouver will all be in the low 20s this summer.
Across the provinces, St. John’s is the major city that’s expected to be the chilliest when it comes to daytime highs with just 19 C.
Regardless of the weather you prefer, public health measures could stop you from enjoying outdoor fun.
If your province isn’t allowing restaurants to offer dine-in services, you might just have to make do with your own backyard or balcony patio.
Restaurants, cafes and pubs in B.C. are currently allowed to let people dine in with distancing measures in place.
Vancouver is letting establishments set up temporary patios on sidewalks and streets.
Restaurants in Manitoba can now use their patios again with seating arranged to keep a two-metre distance between tables.
P.E.I. is letting six people sit at one table with no rules about who they have to be dining with.
New Brunswick already allows for restaurants to be open.
Above normal precipitation that's expected for parts of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba could put a damper on patio season.
There could also be increased risks of thunderstorms.
Canada's summer forecast has dropped too and a lot of warm weather is expected across most of the country.
B.C., Yukon, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick could get temperatures slightly above normal while most of the other parts of the country will be near normal.
Though The Weather Network does not expect the heat to be relentless this summer.