Welcome!

News Feed Item

The Weather Network Shares Its Weather Outlook for the August Long Weekend

Primarily Warm and Dry in Western Provinces; Near or Below Seasonal Temperatures and Unsettled Conditions in the East

OAKVILLE, ON--(Marketwired - July 29, 2014) - Whether Canadians refer to it as Simcoe Day, New Brunswick Day, the Civic Holiday or a variety of other names, this upcoming weekend is recognized fondly as the August long weekend among everyone who celebrates. In keeping with its wide array of names, the weekend's weather forecast is predicted to bring varied conditions and temperatures from coast to coast. With the holiday days away, meteorologists at The Weather Network have prepared a weather outlook for Saturday, August 2 to Monday, August 4. 

"The upcoming long weekend looks to be a miniature version of the summer weather pattern we've seen so far across the country," said Chris Scott, Chief Meteorologist at The Weather Network. "Fortunately for Southern Ontario and Quebec, the unusually cool weather to start this week will be replaced by more seasonal conditions by the weekend. As we've seen for most of the summer, the heat will be on across Western Canada, with the hottest weather in the country through the B.C. Interior."

This week, leading up to the August long weekend, western provinces including B.C. and the Prairies can expect warm and mostly dry conditions, similar to those seen through the first part of the summer. Moving east, Ontario will feel more like September for the final week of July with cooler temperatures and occasionally unsettled weather. The Maritimes can expect near seasonal but unsettled conditions.

During the August long weekend (August 2 - August 4), B.C. will have the hottest and driest weather in the country, though scattered thunderstorms are expected in the Interior. The Prairies will have more changeable conditions with temperatures returning closer to seasonal, along with the potential for unsettled weather at times.

Although Ontario will warm up as the weekend approaches, conditions during the weekend will still be near to just below seasonal. Most of the province will experience a sun, cloud mix with potential for scattered showers and thunderstorms at times throughout the weekend.

The Maritimes can expect the most unsettled conditions. Temperatures will be near seasonal, but humid, and the threat for showers and thunderstorms is more widespread than Ontario. 

To provide an understanding of how this forecast compares to the holiday Monday of past August long weekends, the chart below shows the historical average and record temperatures and precipitation for some of the major cities that celebrate the holiday across the country.

                                                                            
                     High Temperature                       Rainfall        
                                                                            
                                                                            
City                 Normal           Record                Record Rainfall 
                                                                            
Vancouver            22.4 degrees C   28.9 degrees C (1993) 29.2 mm (1962)  
                                                                            
Edmonton             22.7 degrees C   32.7 degrees C (1998) 16.3 mm (1987)  
                                                                            
Calgary              23.5 degrees C   33.9 degrees C (1893) 59.2 mm (1919)  
                                                                            
Saskatoon            25.6 degrees C   35.6 degrees C (1925) 34.5 mm (1905)  
                                                                            
Regina               26.5 degrees C   35.6 degrees C (1939) 35.6 mm (1950)  
                                                                            
Winnipeg             26.3 degrees C   36.5 degrees C (1983) 29.2 mm (1996)  
                                                                            
Thunder Bay          24.5 degrees C   32.5 degrees C (2001) 19.6 mm (1944)  
                                                                            
Toronto              26.7 degrees C   35.0 degrees C (1944) 36.4 mm (1981)  
                                                                            
Ottawa               26.3 degrees C   37.2 degrees C (1944) 49.2 mm (1981)  
                                                                            
Fredericton          25.9 degrees C   32.5 degrees C (1988) 34.1 mm (2003)  
                                                                            
Halifax              24.2 degrees C   29.9 degrees C (2012) 83.2 mm (2008)  
                                                                            
Charlottetown        23.6 degrees C   29.1 degrees C (1990) 46.4 mm (2007)  
                                                                            

Tune in, download the app or visit theweathernetwork.com for detailed forecasts throughout the weekend.

The August long weekend is busy on the roads, so stay up to date on traffic conditions, including road closures and accidents, with Beat the Traffic online or iPhone and Android applications. 

About Pelmorex Media Inc.

Celebrating 25 years, Pelmorex Media Inc. is the parent company of The Weather Network, MétéoMédia, Beat the Traffic and Eltiempo.es. Pelmorex operates in Canada, US, Spain and the UK. The Weather Network and its French counterpart MétéoMédia are Canada's most popular weather and information services on TV, web and smartphone apps. Pelmorex proudly owns Eltiempo, Spain's leading multi-platform weather information provider. With strong roots in weather, we continue to leverage technology and science to help consumers plan their day by expanding the Pelmorex family to include Beat the Traffic, a leading multi-platform brand that finds the fastest route from point A to point B. Pelmorex also operates Canada's National Alerting Aggregation and Dissemination System (NAADS) which aggregates and distributes emergency alerts issued by authorized government agencies. Pelmorex has been named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers as well as Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies for eight consecutive years.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
The essence of cloud computing is that all consumable IT resources are delivered as services. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Yung Chou, Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, demonstrated the concepts and implementations of two important cloud computing deliveries: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). He discussed from business and technical viewpoints what exactly they are, why we care, how they are different and in what ways, and the strategies for IT to transi...
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound e...
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor - all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
My team embarked on building a data lake for our sales and marketing data to better understand customer journeys. This required building a hybrid data pipeline to connect our cloud CRM with the new Hadoop Data Lake. One challenge is that IT was not in a position to provide support until we proved value and marketing did not have the experience, so we embarked on the journey ourselves within the product marketing team for our line of business within Progress. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Sum...
Niagara Networks exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. Niagara Networks offers the highest port-density systems, and the most complete Next-Generation Network Visibility systems including Network Packet Brokers, Bypass Switches, and Network TAPs.
Virtualization over the past years has become a key strategy for IT to acquire multi-tenancy, increase utilization, develop elasticity and improve security. And virtual machines (VMs) are quickly becoming a main vehicle for developing and deploying applications. The introduction of containers seems to be bringing another and perhaps overlapped solution for achieving the same above-mentioned benefits. Are a container and a virtual machine fundamentally the same or different? And how? Is one techn...
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.
Information technology (IT) advances are transforming the way we innovate in business, thereby disrupting the old guard and their predictable status-quo. It’s creating global market turbulence. Industries are converging, and new opportunities and threats are emerging, like never before. So, how are savvy chief information officers (CIOs) leading this transition? Back in 2015, the IBM Institute for Business Value conducted a market study that included the findings from over 1,800 CIO interviews ...
"We host and fully manage cloud data services, whether we store, the data, move the data, or run analytics on the data," stated Kamal Shannak, Senior Development Manager, Cloud Data Services, IBM, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
What sort of WebRTC based applications can we expect to see over the next year and beyond? One way to predict development trends is to see what sorts of applications startups are building. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arin Sime, founder of WebRTC.ventures, will discuss the current and likely future trends in WebRTC application development based on real requests for custom applications from real customers, as well as other public sources of information,
Interoute has announced the integration of its Global Cloud Infrastructure platform with Rancher Labs’ container management platform, Rancher. This approach enables enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation and infrastructure investments. Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO commented “Enterprises developing and building apps in the cloud and those on a path to Digital Transformation need Digital ICT Infrastructure that allows them to build, test and deploy faster than ever before. The int...
Whether you like it or not, DevOps is on track for a remarkable alliance with security. The SEC didn’t approve the merger. And your boss hasn’t heard anything about it. Yet, this unruly triumvirate will soon dominate and deliver DevSecOps faster, cheaper, better, and on an unprecedented scale. In his session at DevOps Summit, Frank Bunger, VP of Customer Success at ScriptRock, discussed how this cathartic moment will propel the DevOps movement from such stuff as dreams are made on to a practic...