Summer is finally here and the days are going to start getting shorter.
Senior Climatologist with Environment Canada David Phillips says we have seen a slow-motion arrival to summer with a lukewarm June.
“Temperatures are just about normal,” said Phillips. “You haven’t seen those good beer drinking kind of days where the temperature rockets up there to the high 20s and the 30s, maybe one or two of those days, but the problem is you can’t keep that warm air around, you get a couple of teasers and you feel like summer is going to arrive in a gusto then all of a sudden it cools right off again.”
Phillips expects our cooler and dry conditions to continue until July when it really starts to warm up.
July, August and the first half of September looks like it will be warmer than normal, so Phillips says to just be patient.
He also says that Grande Prairie will have some severe weather, but it will not stick around for long.
There is also no need for a lot of precipitation this summer because the amount we got in the spring is about 50 per cent more than we got last year.