All eyes are on the start of spring which officially arrive on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 12:15 pm EDT. So what can we expect for Canada’s spring weather?
According to our long-range overview, spring is going to take its time getting here and will turn out to be wet and cool for most places.
Here’s a quick at what you could expect this spring weather-wise:
Zone 1 Newfoundland & Labrador
- Spring officially starts of with a tranquil “wintermission,” but another coastal storm brings showers as March slowly comes to an end
- April will be stormy and windy
- May continues to be unsettled with many storms forecasted
- Spring ends on a seasonal note with less rain
Zone 2 Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick & Quebec
- Stormy, windy start to spring
- April starts off soggy (Easter umbrella needed), but has a few days of pleasant, promising spring-like days
- May see average precipitation and temperatures
- Spring ends on a pleasant note but may turn stormy as summer begins.
Zone 3 Ontario
- Unsettled conditions may start the spring season off on a soggy note
- April temperatures look seasonal with about average rainfall
- A wet May may mess with Victoria Day Plans
- Thunderstorms heat up as spring transitions into summer
Zone 4 Prairie Provinces
- Spring arrives under fair skies and a decent end to March
- Warm April with average precipitation
- May sees some build up of thunderstorms, some of which may be severe
- June continues to be wet & stormy, but turns hot as the season ends
Zone 5 British Columbia
- March’s wild weather continues with a fair start to spring, but quickly turning stormy as this month ends on a lion-like note
- The first full month of spring will encourage you to get outside, with pleasant spring like temperatures and average rainfall
- May looks stormy
- June starts to heat up with warm to hot conditions predicted for the start of the summer season
Looking for the US forecast? Get the spring forecast for the US.