Issued: Monday, June 8, 2009 Covering: June 10 –June 17

Iwish I could be as optimistic about the forecast for this period as Environment Canada is, but I am getting to the point where I will have to see a change in the weather pattern to believe it.

It looks like for much of this week we will have to deal with numerous weak weather systems which will bring us a mixture of sun and clouds along with the chance of a few showers. Without any full sunshine, temperatures will continue to be on the cool side. This coming-up weekend is looking OK as high pressure builds in and temperatures warm into the low 20s.

Early next week the weather models begin to deviate. One model shows a ridge of high pressure holding over our region giving us plenty of sunshine along with nice warm temperatures. The other model keeps us in the same weather pattern we have seen for the last several months.

This model shows another low dropping southeastward from northern Manitoba dragging a strong cold front with it. This would result in clouds and showers on Monday followed by a couple of days of cool weather. This model then develops another large area of low pressure to our south which results in a split flow in the upper atmosphere. The end result of this would be clouds and continued cool weather near the southern low and sunshine and warm temperatures north of this low. The big question is whether we will be in the clouds or the sun.

I’d like to be optimistic, but so far we have not been on the lucky side of the weather this year. If that is not depressing enough, only a couple more weeks and the days start getting shorter.

Usual temperature range for this period: Highs: 19 to 28C Lows: 5 to 15C

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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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