The deep chill that has settled in throughout components of Canada has already shattered some cold-weather records – and we’re nonetheless greater than a month away from the official begin of winter.
According to summaries launched by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) on Sunday, the group of Moose Creek, Ont., which is situated about 71 kilometres east of Ottawa, recorded a temperature of -20.9 C on Sunday.
The dramatic drop in temperature broke the earlier report for Nov. 17, which got here in at -8.8 C in 2017. It’s price noting that ECCC has solely been protecting records for the group since 2003.
The Ontario village isn’t alone in breaking temperature records. The nation’s capital, as reported by InternetNews Ottawa, has been breaking records all week. On Sunday, an in a single day low of -13.9 C broke the 1980 report for Nov. 17. Similar records have been broken on Saturday, Wednesday and Tuesday.
In truth, areas in and across the Ottawa Valley additionally made it onto Environment and Climate Change Canada’s checklist of new records on Sunday. This consists of the communities of Bancroft, Kemptville, Pembroke and Trenton.
However, the chilly temperatures prolong additional south and out of the province. Kingston, Peterborough and components of Muskoka (identified to many as Ontario’s cottage nation) additionally broke records for Nov. 17.
Parts of New Brunswick noticed chilly climate records additionally broken Saturday. The areas of Grand Manan and Edmunston set new temperature records for Nov. 16.
IS THIS A GLIMPSE OF WHAT’S TO COME?
While Environment and Climate Change Canada has but to launch its winter outlook, U.S.-based AccuWeather did so final month.
Its forecast predicts a cold future for a lot of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, stating that the 2 provinces ought to anticipate the strongest surge of arctic air.
British Columbia will see an absence of chilly and drier situations in comparison with the remainder of the nation, whereas Alberta can anticipate a windy winter, the forecaster predicts.
AccuWeather believes Ontario and Quebec will see essentially the most snow, whereas Atlantic Canada will see a reasonably gentle winter because of a southwesterly movement of air.
It’s but to be seen whether or not the opposite main climate forecasters will have comparable outlooks for the nation, however we received’t have to attend lengthy to search out out.
The Weather Network is making ready to launch its winter forecast on Monday.