David Phillips says the summer is winding down, but Atlantic Canada can expect to see a warm fall.
The Senior Climatologist for Environment Canada says the first half off this fall looks like it will be warmer than usual.
He says after a record setting August, there’s still a lot of warmth left.
Phillips tells The Hawk not to expect to go directly into winter.
“My sense is, we have four seasons in this country, we don’t have just two, you don’t go from sweat to flush,” he says. “So, the transition season of fall has a lot to offer, particularly in the Maritimes.”
Phillips says there will still be moments of bad weather, but he expects it to be a short winter.
He says we may not have our first major snow fall until the New Year.
Phillips tells The Hawk the rainy season is welcome after low precipitation levels this summer.
“We know where you’re entering the wet season typically in late September, October, November is often the wet time of the year,” he says. “So, there is certainly time to restore those water levels.”
Phillips says last year they didn’t see major frost until November.
He says we can expect the same this year.
Saturday will officially mark the first day of fall.