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.

Contact information

For further information or to arrange an interview with a meteorologist, please contact:

Becky Brescacin
High Road
416-644-1398
[email protected]

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
In this presentation, you will learn first hand what works and what doesn't while architecting and deploying OpenStack. Some of the topics will include:- best practices for creating repeatable deployments of OpenStack- multi-site considerations- how to customize OpenStack to integrate with your existing systems and security best practices.
Your homes and cars can be automated and self-serviced. Why can't your storage? From simply asking questions to analyze and troubleshoot your infrastructure, to provisioning storage with snapshots, recovery and replication, your wildest sci-fi dream has come true. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, provided a ChatOps demo where you can talk to your storage and manage it from anywhere, through Slack and similar services with...
Evan Kirstel is an internationally recognized thought leader and social media influencer in IoT (#1 in 2017), Cloud, Data Security (2016), Health Tech (#9 in 2017), Digital Health (#6 in 2016), B2B Marketing (#5 in 2015), AI, Smart Home, Digital (2017), IIoT (#1 in 2017) and Telecom/Wireless/5G. His connections are a "Who's Who" in these technologies, He is in the top 10 most mentioned/re-tweeted by CMOs and CIOs (2016) and have been recently named 5th most influential B2B marketeer in the US. H...
Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...
"With Digital Experience Monitoring what used to be a simple visit to a web page has exploded into app on phones, data from social media feeds, competitive benchmarking - these are all components that are only available because of some type of digital asset," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"Venafi has a platform that allows you to manage, centralize and automate the complete life cycle of keys and certificates within the organization," explained Gina Osmond, Sr. Field Marketing Manager at Venafi, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"This week we're really focusing on scalability, asset preservation and how do you back up to the cloud and in the cloud with object storage, which is really a new way of attacking dealing with your file, your blocked data, where you put it and how you access it," stated Jeff Greenwald, Senior Director of Market Development at HGST, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Michael Maximilien, better known as max or Dr. Max, is a computer scientist with IBM. At IBM Research Triangle Park, he was a principal engineer for the worldwide industry point-of-sale standard: JavaPOS. At IBM Research, some highlights include pioneering research on semantic Web services, mashups, and cloud computing, and platform-as-a-service. He joined the IBM Cloud Labs in 2014 and works closely with Pivotal Inc., to help make the Cloud Found the best PaaS.
Creating replica copies to tolerate a certain number of failures is easy, but very expensive at cloud-scale. Conventional RAID has lower overhead, but it is limited in the number of failures it can tolerate. And the management is like herding cats (overseeing capacity, rebuilds, migrations, and degraded performance). In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing for the HGST Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit, discussed how a new approach is neces...
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also receive...
"Evatronix provides design services to companies that need to integrate the IoT technology in their products but they don't necessarily have the expertise, knowledge and design team to do so," explained Adam Morawiec, VP of Business Development at Evatronix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
The Founder of NostaLab and a member of the Google Health Advisory Board, John is a unique combination of strategic thinker, marketer and entrepreneur. His career was built on the "science of advertising" combining strategy, creativity and marketing for industry-leading results. Combined with his ability to communicate complicated scientific concepts in a way that consumers and scientists alike can appreciate, John is a sought-after speaker for conferences on the forefront of healthcare science,...
"We work around really protecting the confidentiality of information, and by doing so we've developed implementations of encryption through a patented process that is known as superencipherment," explained Richard Blech, CEO of Secure Channels Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"I focus on what we are calling CAST Highlight, which is our SaaS application portfolio analysis tool. It is an extremely lightweight tool that can integrate with pretty much any build process right now," explained Andrew Siegmund, Application Migration Specialist for CAST, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.