The warm weather Saskatchewan saw during the spring looks to continue as summer officially begins.
Summer starts at 4:34 p.m. Monday and Environment Canada’s senior climatologist David Phillips says the weather southern Saskatchewan is seeing is the envy of the country.
“If I was manufacturing the weather for all of Canada, I would say (Monday) in Regina, in southern Saskatchewan, this is the perfect 10,” Phillips told the CJME Morning Show.
Regina has already seen three days above 30 C, with at least one day in May reaching 33.4 C. Phillips, though, was quick to point out that the area also saw frost after that.
“We think that the flavour that you’ve seen so far in April, May and June – we’re going to keep that. We think it will not be every day … but we think the flavour is going to be that way.”
Overall, temperatures are expected to be warmer than normal for the summer. However, the province shouldn’t dry out as Phillips says it is expected to see a bit more precipitation than normal as well.
Phillips pointed out that it’s difficult to predict what kind of severe weather Saskatchewan might see during the summer. However, when it comes to temperatures and moisture, Phillips said conditions now are about as ideal as they could get.