‘Summer is not cancelled’ says meteorologist
Trout Lake from the point near Birchaven Cove. (Stu Campaigne, MyNorthBayNow.com staff)
It’s still summer and we’ll make the best of it.
Experts are predicting below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation levels in our summer forecast.
After a spring filled with flooding in the area and the devastating forest fires in our region last summer, experts say the summer of 2019 should be relatively uneventful when it comes to life- and property-threatening weather events.
Meteorologist Doug Gillham of The Weather Network says a “humid and changeable summer is expected across most of this region with less extreme heat compared to last year.”
He adds, “It’s a different start to the season than what we had last year, running almost six degrees cooler in the month of May. It’s a slow start to the warm weather season and we do not expect that this year will have near the heat that we had last year.”
June is predicted to lack “consistent warmth,” and the “potential for typical mid-summer heat looks to be higher during mid and late summer.”
In North Bay and area, expect cooler than normal temperatures. There is hope for September, as it looks like we will continue with our recent trend of warm late summers with above normal temperatures expected throughout the region.