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Toronto summer forecast calls for warmer-than-normal temperatures

After a mild winter and a cool spring, Environment Canada is calling for a summer of warmer-than-normal temperatures this year.

Look-ahead forecast calls for mix of heat, haze, humidity for this summer

Environment Canada is predicting a warmer than normal summer this year with a mix of heat, haze and humidity. (The Canadian Press)

If the forecasts prove true, this will be a "triple-H" kind of summer in Toronto – heat, haze and humidity – according to Environment Canada meteorologist Dave Phillips.

Phillips appeared on CBC's Metro Morning today with a look ahead at the summer weather forecast.

He said after a milder-than-normal winter and a spring that's been "cool and disappointing," Toronto should brace for a summer of slightly higher-than-normal temperatures.

That warm weather we had over the May long weekend? "We think the rest of the summer is going to be very similar," Phillips said.  

"Everything is pointing to that kind of summer," he said.

Despite the warmer temperatures, forecasters at The Weather Network are forecasting a summer of "highly variable" rainfall that could bring rapidly developing electrical storms to certain areas.  

Chief meteorologist Chris Scott says it's not going to rain much more than average anywhere in the country, but when it rains, it'll likely pour.

With files from The Canadian Press