Some people like it hot and some like it cooler. This long weekend will have a taste of both.
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Aiyanna Wilder-Southcott celebrates her second birthday at the Crescent Park Waterpark on Thursday.
“Some may like the zero chance of rain and the heat every day, but not everybody’s a fan of the heat so it’s a little bit of everything for everyone,” said Doug Gillham, meteorologist with The Weather Network. “Overall the temperatures are near seasonal and no washouts. You can probably consider it an overall success.”
Saturday is expected to be the warmest day with the most sun and lowest chance of rain. Temperatures are expected around 26 Celsius with a humidex of 30 C.
Near seasonal temperatures are expected for Sunday and Monday as well, only a degree or two cooler than Saturday. The humidex will be in the upper 20s.
However, there is a 40 per cent chance of rain on both days.
“You’ll have a little bit more cloud cover and sort of that typical summertime threat for an interruption to the nice weather. You don’t have any all-day rains or washouts in the forecast, but you have that threat for showers or thunderstorms to come through,” said Gillham. “You’re going to see some sunshine each day this weekend.”
Going into the middle of next week, temperatures are going to be warmer again. Temperatures on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be around 27 C.
“There will be lots of sunshine so if anyone took the whole week off, it looks like a pretty good week to have done so,” he said.
For anyone going camping this weekend, Gillham added temperatures overnight lows are anticipated to be in the mid-teens.
“So it’s not too bad in terms of sleeping weather,” he said.
Wind isn’t expected to be a major factor this weekend either, but on Sunday and Monday he described the forecast as “breezy. It wouldn’t be especially windy.” Gusty winds could come up if any thunderstorm comes to pass, however.
“You’ve had hotter weekends. You’ve had cooler weekends. It kind of falls right in between,” said Gillham. “Hopefully most will find it just right.”
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