The Weather Network

August 30, 2007 05:00 ET

The Weather Network's Fall Forecast

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 30, 2007) - Summer began with above normal temperatures across most of the country. By August, temperatures dropped slightly balancing out values to near normal overall from coast to coast. Canadians can expect the current near normal temperature trend to continue into the beginning of fall.

Precipitation during the summer months was slightly drier than normal for most of the country with the Northern Prairie and Maritime provinces experiencing slightly more precipitation than normal during the summer.

"Looking ahead, Canadians can expect slightly below normal temperatures for most of the country in the upcoming few months," says meteorologist Jose Varela, "precipitation will also be near seasonal, with the exception of most of Alberta and parts of Saskatchewan."

Following is a look at what Canadians can expect this fall:

- Near normal temperatures and precipitation will prevail over British Columbia.

- Western and Southern areas of Saskatchewan and Alberta can expect below normal precipitation. Residents of Manitoba can look foward to near normal precipitation for the fall. Below normal temperatures across Central and Northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba will dominate. Extreme Northern Alberta will also experience below normal temperatures.

- Residents of Ontario and Quebec can expect near normal temperatures and precipitation for the fall months.

- Near normal temperatures and precipitation are forecast for fall, however, if hurricanes track close to Canada's eastern coast, the region may end the season with slightly above normal precipitation.

- North of the 60th parallel the seasonal trend continues with near normal temperatures and precipitation.

Hurricane season, which runs from June 1st to November 30th, is expected to be above normal with 12-14 named storms. Five to seven hurricanes are expected, with up to 4 being rated a category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, with winds of 178 km/hr or more.

Watch The Weather Network on cable or satellite beginning August 30th for fall forecast reports including national temperature and precipatation maps or visit theweathernetwork.com.



The Weather Network's Fall 2007 Forecast

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Region Temperature outlook Precipitation outlook
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British Columbia Near normal across Near normal across
the province. the province.
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Alberta Below normal in northern Below normal across
Alberta. Near normal the province.
elsewhere.
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Saskatchewan Below normal to the north Below normal for south,
and central regions. Near central and western
normal for southern parts regions of the province.
of the province. Near normal elsewhere.
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Manitoba Below normal to the north Near normal across the
and central regions. Near province.
normal for southern
regions of the province.
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Ontario Below normal temperatures Near normal across the
for the north. Near normal province.
for the rest of the
province.
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Quebec Near normal for much of Near normal across the
the province. province.
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Atlantic Canada Near normal across the Near normal across the
Atlantic provinces. Atlantic provinces.
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Yukon, Northwest Near normal across the Near normal across the
Territories, region. region.
Nunavut
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