Hard to believe but summer is almost here and Canada Day is just around the corner! What’s the holiday all about, and what will the weather be like? In 2019, the holiday falls on Monday, July 1st.
What Is Canada Day?
Canada Day is observed on July 1 each year in Canada, celebrating the “birthday” of Canada—the July 1, 1867 enactment of the Constitution Act which united three British colonies into a new country called Canada. Memorial Day is observed together with Canada Day in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. This holiday commemorates the brave efforts of the veterans of that province, particularly those who served in World War I. Canadians also celebrate Remembrance Day in November, to honor all who served in the Canadian Armed Forces.
Canada Day 2019 Forecast
Before you make plans for a cookout or to watch fireworks, be sure you first check our forecast for the long holiday weekend – Friday, June 28th through Monday, July 1st:
A showery, thundery weekend followed by muggy and showery for Memorial Day.
Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec
The weekend will see clearing skies and seasonal weather after early showers, especially over Quebec. Monday, expect showers and thunderstorms, which will bring clearer, cooler weather.
Very warm and humid, with thunderstorms spreading in from the west for the weekend; then clearing skies should spread across the whole of Ontario in time for Canada Day.
Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
Very warm and humid with thunderstorms most frequent from the Prairies east, then clear and warmer conditions for the Prairies and points west into the Rockies by the time Canada Day arrives.
A mixture of clouds and sun for the weekend, followed by fair and warm conditions for Canada Day festivities.
Don’t forget to visit our long-range forecasts to see the detailed predictions for your region.