Bradlyn Oakes


Bradlyn Oakes, CBC North’s meteorologist, covers the weather and climate for the Canadian territories. You can catch her weekdays on CBC’s Northbeat at 6 pm MT. Have weather photos to share? Send them to

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Mild start to 2021 in the North with record-breaking temperatures

Unseasonably warm temperatures will continue into the next week for a large portion of the North, particularly through Yukon, N.W.T. and Kivalliq. 
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Dramatic warm-up happening in the Arctic and Nunavut

Temperatures will soar in the North, paticularly in Nunavut, for the next few days thanks to a rapidly retreating polar vortex combined with an influx of warm Pacific air.

Top 5 weather stories in the North for 2020

From record heat in the Arctic Circle to the 'smowmageddon' in Yukon, here are your big weather events of the year in the North.

Dehcho First Nation and scientists launch climate change podcast

The podcast will allow people throughout the Dehcho region of the Northwest Territories to share their stories and knowledge of climate change and adaptation.

Quiet Christmas weather leads up to a Boxing Day blowout

The weather for this holiday season is fairly clear for most of the territories but Boxing Day is a different story for Baffin Island. 

Potent winter storm headed straight for Sachs Harbour, Ulukhaktok and Cambridge Bay

A major winter storm is making its way toward the Beaufort Delta and then into the Kitikmeot Wednesday through Friday. 

Record-breaking temperatures headed for the North this week

Warm air is skyrocketing temperatures 15 to 20 degrees above seasonal averages to start December.

Snow, freezing rain, ice pellets and gusting wind: Winter storm headed for Yukon

Brace for messy weather — a major winter storm is heading for southern Yukon this Monday through Wednesday.
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We're ending November with a fairly quiet weather weekend

Heading through Saturday, the big weather maker in the North to watch this weekend is in the Gulf of Alaska and it's set to bring snow and gusting winds. 

Thaw the turkey and get ready for a chill — snow is coming to the North

A large snow system is headed to Baker Lake and Cambridge Bay, while elsewhere communities look to get their first taste of snow this season.