Well winter arrived last night on the Gold Coast, it came down to 8 degrees overnight with a crisp 13 degrees when I took my walk around the beach at Currumbin this morning. There was no build up to the change in weather it literally just happened overnight. Beautiful clear sunny days ahead
So what is the weather in Canada doing at present ? Well apparently it is spring in Canada but not according to the weather reports, rainy overcast with temperatures ranging from 4- 13 degrees.
“Spring is going to come,” chief meteorologist Chris Scott said of this long-range forecast for April and May. “It’s just going to be a bit delayed across the East.”
The spring-like weather is due to start later for most, and remain colder than usual.
“What’s happened is a big part of what’s to come,” he said. “March is a winter month.”
A few weeks before the official start of each season, The Weather Network releases its outlook for the months to come. The Winter Outlook in November predicted that December, January and February would be colder than usual for most, with heavier than normal snowfall for the Atlantic Region.
“It took winter a bit longer to set in across Central and Atlantic Canada,” Scott said, “but now that it has, it doesn’t appear to want to let go.”
Extensive ice on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway combined with deep snow across the Atlantic will contribute to slower warming for the season. And the already storm-stricken region can expect more even rough weather to come.
“There’s a heightened threat for significant late season snowfalls for Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada, due to the active southern storm track and the abundance of arctic air that lingers deep into spring,” meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham said.
We are looking forward to seeing some spring flowers in the Rockies this May!