The winter forecast for Canada shows different temperatures and not as much snow, as it was last year. It is expected that the eastern part of the country throughout the winter will have a lot of rain in the form of rain and snow, predicts Accuweather.
However, Western Canadians may experience a shortened skiing season on the slopes, as the agency predicts no snow at the end of the season.
"The main storm route in the east will be directed to Atlantic Canada, with potential for several major snowfalls in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland this season," said Brett Anderson, a senior meteorologist at Accuweather, in a press release.
More abundant than usual snow is projected for New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, PEI and parts of southeastern Quebec, while Ottawa and Toronto can expect harsh cold later this season.
“Most of the Arctic cyclones will be concentrated in the northeastern part of Canada, but in the winter they can move to eastern Ontario and Quebec,” said Anderson.
Prairie residents can expect a milder winter than usual in Alberta and Saskatchewan, and in the second half of the season, Manitoba will face low temperatures.
However, Western Canadian snow lovers may be a little disappointed, as Accuweather predicts no heavy snowfalls in areas from Edmonton to Winnipeg.
The evolving El Nino in tropical waters means that in B.C. a warm and dry winter can be expected, including Vancouver and the Whistler ski region. The lack of snowfall this season can lead to the fact that the ski resorts will be closed earlier than in previous years.
Overall a country can expect a steady transition to winter and moderate temperatures in December and January. Fellow Winnipeggers, please get ready for the winter, it is not just about warm clothes for you and your family, but also make sure to change your tires for a winter ones and prepare all necessary equipment for snow cleaning, so you will have time to deal with the snow in front of your house and to get to work safely and on time!