A summer weather pattern is firmly established in Northern Ontario. People who recall the weather conditions of one year ago perhaps still shiver with thoughts of last July’s stubborn spring-like weather. Afternoon temperatures have been mainly in the 70s F (21 to 26 C) although some locations experienced highs up to 84 F (30 C) last weekend.
Showers and occasional thunderstorms are likely beginning this afternoon and extending into tomorrow. Clouds and widely-scattered showers should be replaced by mainly sunny skies on Saturday when temperatures near 80 F (27 C) take over.
The longest day with the sun at its highest point above the horizon took place on June 21. On average, the warmest time of the year, the heat of summer if you like, takes place about one month later. Seasonal afternoon temperatures in locations at Wilderness North lodges and cabins on the Albany and Ogoki River systems are 75 F (25 C).
Of course, it is an average. Last year, 65 F (18 C) was general. My prediction for this year is warmer than average but the forecast in one week may have to “tweak” this longer-term prediction. –Graham Saunders