The first day of summer, and the longest day of the year, is forecast to be a hot one in much of the country, with temperatures on Monday expected to soar well above normal in some of Canada’s biggest cities. Environment Canada's senior climatologist David Phillips says Monday's weather is a preview of what's in store for Canadians this summer.
Canadians in the eastern part of the country should anticipate many hot days and nights this summer, while those out West shouldn't expect too many torrential downpours to relieve their dry weather, according to climatologist Dave Phillips.
Another blast of winter weather is expected to hit Ontario and other eastern provinces, but Environment Canada says despite April's cold start this spring is expected to see warmer-than-normal temperatures.
Using everything from a customized DC-8 jetliner to ground radars to 10-centimetre rain gauges, scientists are fanning out across one of the soggiest places in the United States this month to measure raindrops and snowflakes.
Severe weather swept across the Middle East on Sunday, pounding Israel with baseball-sized hail, sending torrents of uncollected garbage through the streets of Beirut and killing six people in Egypt, five of whom were electrocuted by a fallen power cable.