Unlike in Game of Thrones' Westeros, where winter is always coming but never actually comes, Canada really will soon become a frigid nightmare. Just like every year.
While it's still too early to make a complete forecast for the winter months, Anderson said initial modelling suggests a "milder, but moist winter in the east" and a "colder than normal" season for the Rocky Mountains and Prairies.
As for the immediate future, Fall is shaping up to be wet for much of the country.
The Accuweather forecast predicts a wetter than average fall for southern Ontario and particularly for Toronto. The province should start to dry out around November.
Fall should be mild for the St. Lawrence Valley, with warm weather for Montreal and Quebec City in September.
The southern Prairies can expect an earlier than usual freeze and Western Canada is predicted to have colder than average second half of fall. The good news is that those in southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba can expect intermittent pockets of warm weather throughout September.
British Columbia has been enjoying an unusually dry summer, but that's set to end in fall with a return to the usual forecast of near-perpetual rain. Late September through October may actually be wetter than normal in Vancouver due to Pacific storms.
The Eastern provinces seem set to have the best fall in the country, with a forecast of unseasonably warm and dry weather.
As for what Canada can expect in the coming years, Anderson said things are about to get predictably unpredictable.
"We have seen a notable increase in extreme meteorological (weather) events across North America, especially over the past 15 to 20 years," the meteorologist said. "It is very difficult to link one particular extreme event to climate change. However, Canada is undergoing a long-term warming trend and this will likely lead to an increase in extreme heat waves, drought and intense precipitation events this century. These extreme events which are normally rare will become more common."
In the words of Kurt Vonnegut: "Everything is going to become unimaginably worse and never get better again."
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