Above normal warm weather predicted for parts of Canada
A cyclist takes a sip of water as Toronto faces a heat alert on Monday, May 28, 2012.
Published Monday, June 4, 2012 6:34AM EDT
TORONTO - The Weather Network says Canadians can expect a warm summer with normal to above normal temperatures across the country.
According to the Network's Summer Outlook the Prairies and Atlantic Canada are most likely to experience above normal heat.
Eastern British Columbia and Western Alberta are also expected to be in a warm pattern, which could increase the threat of forest fires.
The forecast calls for normal summer temperatures in Ontario and Quebec.
The Weather Network says most of Canada can also expect a normal amount of rain this summer, however southern Ontario and Quebec will probably get a little more than usual.
June 1st marked the start of hurricane season in the Atlantic, and the Outlook being released today predicts the season will start off more active than usual due to above normal temperatures on the ocean surface.