If you’ve been trying to stay away from all things winter we’ve got some bad news for you. Widespread cold is coming to a Canadian city near you! November temperatures in Canada will be colder than normal thanks to arctic air from Siberia.
According to The Weather Network, Canadians are in for a colder than normal November because of a blast of arctic air coming from Siberia that will affect most of the country.
Canada is in for a chilly month so if you haven’t had to already, it might be time to get out your winter jacket and boots to keep you warm.
“As we kick off the month of November, parts of Canada have already had a taste of early in winter weather. During early November the wintry pattern will expand across much of Canada,” said meteorologist Doug Gillham.
A polar flow in the jetstream will bring freezing cold arctic air directly from Siberia to central Canada before it quickly spreads to the rest of the country.
November isn’t really going to be warm anywhere in Canada. Average temperatures across the country range in the single digits on both sides of zero. But this arctic air will make things even more chilly.
The arctic air will move down over the territories and settle in over the Prairies with the core of the cold air sitting right over Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
At the core of the airmass, temperatures are forecasted to be 12°C to 18°C colder than normal for this time of year.
That means temperatures in Saskatchewan and Manitoba could be more like temperatures typical of late December in the region.
The artic air will spread to the south and the east, causing temperatures to drop in Ontario and Quebec.
With the cold temperatures comes the potential for snow. High impact lake-effect snow spanning multiple days is possible in the traditional snowbelt areas of Ontario.
So it’ll feel more like December than November.
Temperatures will be a bit mild across Atlantic Canada for the first week of November but as the arctic air moves east, the region will see a dip in temperatures also.
Parts of Alberta and B.C. won’t feel the brunt of the arctic air moving into Canada but temperatures will still be on the cold side there as well.
In October, B.C. and the Prairie provinces saw the coldest weather relative to normal temperatures. In some parts of southern Alberta, temperatures were more than 10°C below normal. And Ontario, Quebec and parts of Atlantic Canada saw temperatures at or above normal.
Winter really is coming. And you can expect the cold to creep into almost every part of Canada.