Spring Outlook 2016

Posted by on Sunday, February 21, 2016

Another long dreary Winter will come to an end on Sunday March 20th at 6:29 a.m. (EDT). 

This Winter was not all the bad across Canada, El Niño kept the weather in check across Canada with many areas experiencing above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.

The first day of Spring, also referred to as The Vernal Equinox means night and day are nearly exactly the same length – 12 hours – all over the world. This is the reason it's called an “equinox”, derived from Latin, meaning "equal night". However, in reality equinoxes don't have exactly 12 hours of daylight.

Across Canada this Spring temperatures are set to be above normal for most areas. Precipitation will be near normal for the east and spots of above normal for the western provinces and territories.

Temperature


Precipitation


City

Temperature

Precipitation

St. John’s

Above Normal

Near Normal

Corner Brook

Above Normal

Near Normal

Halifax

Above Normal

Near Normal

Charlottetown

Above Normal

Near Normal

Fredericton

Above Normal

Near Normal

Quebec City

Above Normal

Near Normal

Montreal

Above Normal

Near Normal

Ottawa

Above Normal

Near Normal

Toronto

Above Normal

Near Normal

Thunder Bay

Above Normal

Near Normal

Winnipeg

Above Normal

Near Normal

Churchill

Above Normal

Near Normal

Regina

Above Normal

Above Normal

Saskatoon

Above Normal

Above Normal

Calgary

Above Normal

Near Normal

Edmonton

Above Normal

Above Normal

Vancouver

Above Normal

Near Normal

Prince George

Above Normal

Near Normal

Whitehorse

Above Normal

Above Normal

Yellowknife

Above Normal

Above Normal

Iqaluit

Above Normal

Above Normal



The Team

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