Issued: Friday, September 4, 2009 Covering: September 9 –September 16

My optimism continues to grow about the weather forecasts for the next couple of weeks. So far the models have been correct, with high pressure dominating our region and with plenty of sunshine and nice warm temperatures – it actually feels like summer! If the models continue to be correct over the next few weeks, it looks like September 2009 will end up being well above average.

We will see a bit of a cooldown during this week as a strong area of low pressure pushes by well to our north, but overall, temperatures will still be near or even slightly above 20C for highs. We could see the odd shower or thunderstorm during the middle of the week as a cold front pushes through but not much of a cooldown is expected.

Behind this cold front, it looks like we will see another large area of high pressure build in. Depending on the exact track of this high, there is a small chance of some light overnight frost for those areas directly under the high on Friday or Saturday. Once the high pushes through over the weekend we will once again see temperature moderate toward the high end of the usual temperature range for this time of year.

This warm and dry weather pattern is forecast by the weather models to last right through next week and into the following weekend, bringing summer in September – hey, I’m not going to complain!

Usual temperature range for this period: Highs: 13 to 25C. Lows: 2 to 12C.

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Daniel Bezte

Daniel Bezte is a teacher by profession with a BA (Hon.) in geography, specializing in climatology, from the U of W. He operates a computerized weather station near Birds Hill Park.

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