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The Weather Network Delivers Spring Outlook for Canada

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  • The Weather Network’s meteorologists have been hard at work forecasting their outlook for the months of March, April and May. Most of Canada, with the exception of British Columbia, can expect near normal to above average temperatures this spring. Much of B.C. will experience a slower start to spring, with below normal temperatures expected.

    While temperatures are predicted to be above normal across parts of the country, Canadians east of the Rocky Mountains should not expect the record-setting warmth experienced last spring.

    “Canadians typically find themselves riding a rollercoaster of weather conditions at the start of spring which means there’s still the potential for wintry surprises in March across most parts of the country,” said Chris Scott, Director of Meteorology for The Weather Network. “It’s unlikely we’ll experience the all-time record high temperatures of last March, but Canadians can always count on extra daylight hours and the increased intensity of the sun that comes with the arrival of spring.”

    When will Spring spring?

    Weather forecasts for the next two weeks are typical for the start of spring, with dramatic swings in temperature expected. After a chilly first weekend of March for much of the country, a tease of warmer weather will spread across many regions this upcoming weekend only to be followed by a return to cold air next week.

    The Weather Network: Spring 2024 Forecast

    Region Temperature outlook Precipitation outlook

    British Columbia

    Below normal for most. Near normal for extreme northern B.C., the Queen Charlottes and much of Vancouver Island’s west coast. Below normal for central interior B.C. out to the Central Coast and portions of the North Coast and the Queen Charlottes. Near normal elsewhere.

    Alberta Below normal for northern Alberta. Near normal elsewhere. Above normal along the central Saskatchewan border. Near normal elsewhere.


    Below normal for west-central Saskatchewan. Near normal conditions elsewhere. Above normal for northern sections and across the western half except for the southwest which will be near normal along with most of the east.


    Near normal for all areas. Above normal for south-central and south-east portions. Near normal elsewhere.


    Above normal for southeastern parts of northeast Ontario, all of eastern Ontario and most of southern Ontario. Near normal elsewhere. Above normal for southern parts of northwestern Ontario and adjacent Manitoba borderlands. Above normal in extreme southwest Ontario. Near normal elsewhere.


    Above normal for most areas. Near normal around the Hudson Bay lowlands and much of Ungava Bay. Near normal.

    The Maritimes and Newfoundland

    Above normal in New Brunswick, the Bay of Fundy, western P.E.I., eastern Newfoundland and most of Labrador. Near normal elsewhere. Near normal.

    Yukon, Northwest Territories,

    Nunavut Below normal for much of the southwest part of the N.W.T. Above normal for the central swath of Nunavut. Near normal elsewhere. Above normal in the southeastern N.W.T. and bordering Nunavut as well as central Baffin Island. Near normal elsewhere.