With the biting cold, snow bombs, slippery streets and other winter troubles at their peak intensity, it’s hard to imagine that summer will come again… But every year, the light at the end of the tunnel starts to appear in January, as the days slowly become longer. This also happens to be the time of year when long-range forecasts begin to come out!
This year, The Old Farmer’s Almanac has issued a bittersweet long-range forecast for Southern Quebec.
We’ll start with the bitter. January and February are going to be cold… There’s no way around that. February may be even colder than average, especially in the first two weeks, as windy and snowy conditions dominate.
However, we’ll probably start to see signs of spring appearing in April. It’ll be a cool and rainy spring, but the Almanac is calling for a hotter than normal summer and a warm, dry fall. That’s welcome news after the longest extreme cold stretch in Montreal’s history!
April and May will be rainier and slightly cooler than normal. Summer will be hotter than normal, with the hottest periods in late June, early July, and early August. Rainfall will be above normal in the east and below normal in the west. September and October will be slightly warmer than normal, with below-normal precipitation.