Eastern Canada predicted to have more major storms
Storms are named once they reach a certain size
Officials at the Canadian Hurricane Centre in Halifax say Eastern Canada should expect a "slightly above average" season for named storms.
Storms are named once they've reached a certain size, according to Chris Fogarty.
Though he doesn't expect any major storms within the next week, Fogarty says the amount of storms due to the warmth this summer indicate more are to come next month.
"My concern this year is the water temperatures are elevating. So if we get a hurricane moving in, it may not have a whole lot of cool water to weaken it before it hits our land," he said.
Storms in the Atlantic region have already reached the letter "I" with Tropical Storm Isaac, which is heading towards the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Fogarty says it's a bit early in the season to be that far into the alphabet, however Canada shouldn't feel much from Isaac.
"Most certainly will hit the Gulf Coast of the U.S. And the rain and leftover moisture will move northward. But the weather patterns and the jetstream position over Canada is not set up in a way that would bring any of the moisture from Isaac into Canada," he said.
Eastern Canada's last major hurricane was Igor, which hit Newfoundland and Labrador hard in 2010.
Fogarty says Eastern Canada gets storms like that about once every decade.
He says often inland provinces like New Brunswick get the heavy rain from a hurricane, rather than a direct hit.