In the eastern part of the country, from Ontario to the Atlantic provinces, temperatures will be close to seasonal normal, except in the southern regions, where they may be above average. In Montréal, the average temperature for spring is 11 degrees Celcius, in Quebec it is 9 degrees and in Val d’Or it is 7 degrees.
However, the Montreal, Montérégie and Estrie regions may experience warmer than normal temperatures.
But according to these predictions, Quebeckers will have to continue shoveling for a while. André Monette, Team Meteorologist at Météo Média, points out that there will be 50 to 100 centimeters of snow to be received by the end of spring. For the rain, from 150 to 200 millimeters should fall on the province during this same period.
The second half of spring, starting in May, should be more lenient, according to Monette. The weather may be drier and warmer at this time.
Moreover, Mr. Monette wishes to recall that the redoubt known at the end of February was not necessarily a harbinger of the continuation. “The month of March may still be winter, we will still have snow,” he warned.
“There is a greater risk of waiting in the second half of April before actually getting rid of the winter. We are not immune to other snow storms, “he added.
Elsewhere in the country, Météo Média predicts that Western Canada will experience a jolt in the winter months in the coming months. The meteorological information chain predicts an extension of winter temperatures between March and April in British Columbia and Alberta, where the weather will be below normal.
In the more central provinces of the country – Saskatchewan and Manitoba – temperatures are expected to be near normal in the spring.