Spring is out with a whimper and summer is arriving with a hot bang in Saskatchewan.
Temperatures could rise to 30 C by the weekend and it will stay that way for most of the summer.
“It is showing for June, and then particularly for June, July and August, we are calling for it to be warmer than normal in Saskatchewan,” Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips explained. “There will be high pressure ridges that just produces good beer drinking, muscle-shirt, tank-top weather, it is absolutely gorgeous.”
And while that is good for anyone sitting on a deck or enjoying time at the lake, the conditions experienced this spring have been drier than normal.
“Precipitations was low for May, about seven millimetres of rain, you would normally see 51, so that is a bit of a concern,” Phillips said.
While it is a worry for farmers, Phillips contends if there is a few good summer storms, that should produce enough rain to increase moisture.