The forecast for the Peace Region has temperatures hitting the 30s by the weekend.
Jack Burnett with the Old Farmer’s Almanac says the summer in this area should actually be a bit cooler than normal.
“Seven-tenths of a degree cooler, so that’s almost not worth talking about. We’re looking at it to be a little bit drier, but again, not much at all, like three millimetres drier.”
He adds that “to me, that looks like a regular, normal summer. The hot period is going to be, as you might expect, end of July into the beginning of August, then there will be a week-and-a-half hiatus of normal weather and then the last half of August (will be) hot. But, we don’t see anything hot in September.”
Burnett thinks it should be a good summer for farming and outdoor activities.
“You know, I don’t see any caveats, I don’t see any hidden threats out there. Of course, the one thing that you can infer is that you know you’re always going to get severe weather that comes through. So, there’s not really much that can be done about that, but we don’t see any particular threats beyond the normal.”
Burnett says the Almanac still uses the same recipe for its forecasts that it used when it started in 1792, only now it is computerized.