Pleasant summer expected in western Newfoundland: meteorologist

Cory Hurley cory.hurley@tc.tc
Published on June 5, 2014
It was a good day to go for a walk on the Corner Brook Stream Trail network Wednesday. The slight breeze from the water and the shade from the trees were welcome as the temperature in the Corner Brook area reached 24C.
Star photo by Geraldine Brophy

This summer western Newfoundland is expected to have typical highs and lows, but nothing extreme, the Weather Network says.

Dayna Vettese, a meteorologist with the network, said an average summer is being forecasted for this part of the country in terms of both temperature and precipitation. The normal daytime highs in western Newfoundland for June, July and August are around the 20C mark, she said.

“We expect the whole summer to average out to around that,” Vettese said.“We will of course have our ups and downs throughout the summer, but we expect things to average out to normal. It looks like a fairly normal, pleasant summer ahead.”

She also said about 280-300 millimetres of rain is the norm for those three months in western Newfoundland.

The meteorologist said the network is monitoring a developing El Nino in the Pacific Ocean. She said that could indirectly impact the east coast of Canada with less tropical storm/cyclone-type activity in the Atlantic.

Vettese said it appears the next couple of weeks will see colder temperatures until it begins to even out again around mid-June.