Canadian Farmers’ Almanac Forecasts ‘Frigid and Frosty’ Winter

August 24, 2020 Updated: August 24, 2020

Most parts of Canada are going to experience “frigid and frosty” temperatures this winter, said the Canadian Farmers’ Almanac upon releasing its 2021 winter forecast.

“Preparing people for the unexpected is more important than ever,” Farmers’ Almanac editor Peter Geiger said in a press release.

According to the Almanac, eastern provinces like Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island will experience an unseasonably mild winter. However, in the second week of January and February, the Maritimes could experience the worst of the winter, especially with possible snow blizzards.

Canadians can expect much colder temperatures than normal in western Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and eastern British Columbia, the Almanac said in the release. The B.C. Interior, Saskatchewan, and Alberta can also expect “above-normal snow.” The Almanac also forecasts western British Columbia will encounter storms which bring heavier than normal rain.

For Canadians who prefer snowy winters, the Almanac advised they should travel to western Quebec and Ontario where “snowier-than-normal conditions” are predicted. It also forewarned of the possibility of heavy snow in the two provinces during the second week of January.