SOURCE: The Weather Network

The Weather Network

October 24, 2013 07:00 ET

Frightfully Frigid or Wickedly Warm? The Weather Network Releases Halloween Outlook for Canada

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OAKVILLE, ON--(Marketwired - October 24, 2013) - One week away from the spookiest night of the year, The Weather Network's meteorologists have released the Halloween forecast to help trick-or-treaters plan their costumes accordingly. Fall temperatures are here to stay and The Weather Network meteorologists expect an unsettled weather pattern across most of the country with isolated showers and rain in some regions. They are also keeping an eye on Southern Ontario and Southern Quebec where potential for a rain storm exists around Halloween.

"We know weather is a major factor when choosing your kids' costumes and it's important to us to let parents know what to expect before they send their little ghosts and goblins out trick-or-treating. Near the end of October, weather tends to be changeable and variable from coast to coast as fall is a season of drastic transitions," said Dayna Vettese, Meteorologist at The Weather Network.

British Columbia

There is a potential for rain along the central and north coastal areas of B.C. on Halloween. Normal temperatures are expected for most of the province, with milder than average temperatures in the south. Warmer layers of clothing may be needed as the normal temperatures for October 31 fall from 10-12°C in the afternoon to 5°C overnight. 

Prairie Provinces

Temperatures are expected to be seasonal for the region with little chance of precipitation. Remember to bundle up before heading out as the average temperature for this time of year falls from 5-8°C in the afternoon to below 0°C overnight.

Ontario and Quebec

With the pattern change across the country, the storm track is expected to bring the potential for rainmakers across the Great Lakes and Southern Quebec. A storm system could potentially bring heavy precipitation across parts of Ontario and Quebec around Halloween. The Weather Network continues to monitor the timing and exact track of the storm as there is the possibility for the system to pass through the region after Halloween. Northern Quebec should expect below normal temperatures on Halloween, while the rest of Ontario and Quebec should experience near normal temperatures.

Atlantic Canada

After a chilly and unsettled week, temperatures are expected to return to seasonal with fairly dry conditions. It will likely be windy across Newfoundland and a bit chillier across the northern and western parts of the province.

It's important to know when the sun will set as temperatures typically drop after sunset.

Sunset Times & Historical Halloween Weather 

City   Sunset Time   Time Zone
  Average Daytime High
  Average Daytime Low
Victoria   5:55 p.m.   PDT   11.6°C   3.9°C
Vancouver   5:52 p.m.   PDT   11.1°C   4.7°C
Edmonton   6:02 p.m.   MDT   5.6°C   -3.7°C
Calgary   6:12 p.m.   MDT   7.5°C   -5.1°C
Regina   5:35 p.m.   CST   6.0°C   -6.0°C
Winnipeg   6:07 p.m.   CDT   5.3°C   -4.4°C
Thunder Bay   6:39 p.m.   EDT   6.4°C   -3.5°C
Toronto   6:09 p.m.   EDT   10.4°C   1.6°C
Ottawa   5:52 p.m.   EDT   8.8°C   0.4°C
Montreal   5:43 p.m.   EDT   9.1°C   0.8°C
Quebec City   5:30 p.m.   EDT   7.0°C   -0.8°C
Fredericton   6:14 p.m.   ADT   9.4°C   -0.8°C
Halifax   6:04 p.m.   ADT   9.8°C   1.7°C
Charlottetown   5:59 p.m.   ADT   9.0°C   2.8°C
St. John's   5:45 p.m.   NDT   8.1°C   1.5°C

With one week to go, weather forecasts may change, so parents are encouraged to check in with The Weather Network online, mobile or TV regularly. 

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