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What are the weather predictions for summer 2009?

Question submitted by Lilly kaetler
(Abbotsford, BC)

Lilly, I get this question so often! Basically long range or "seasonal" forecasting is still a bit of a broad brush type forecast. You won't be able to make day to day decisions with it. So with that being said, the current seasonal forecast, don't hold your breath, for much of Canada is "near normal"!

Check out Environment Canada's forecast at http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/saisons/index_e.html.

There are some signs in the Equatorial Pacific Ocean of a slight El Nino developing - which would usually mean a slightly warmer and drier summer pattern for much of Canada. But again, at the moment, this is a very weak El Nino signal and may not materialise.

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