The weather is never boring in Brandon

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After an abnormally cool summer and a recent heat wave to conclude August, Brandonites should anticipate “fairly typical” weather this autumn.

Southwestern Manitoba is expected to receive normal temperatures and levels of precipitation throughout the months of September, October, and November, according to The Weather Network’s fall outlook.

The current high late-summer temperatures might not last for long, noting the very cool temperatures experienced at the end of July and the beginning of August. The Weather Network meteorologist Dayna Vetesse said, “Some of the coldest weather all-across all of the provinces was actually in Manitoba and now we’ve got […] humidex advisories and tons of heat, so we expect that up and down trend to continue into the fall, just not as drastically hot.”

The fall weather patterns are predicted to be “similar to what we’ve seen this summer where we’ve had stretches of hot or warm weather followed by stretches of weather,” stated Vetesse. “We’ve really had this blocking pattern that has caused […] prolonged periods of any type of weather so we expect that to continue into the fall where we’ll see a couple weeks of warm weather and then we’ll see a couple weeks of cooler weather until we head down into the winter months.”

Brandon is predicted to have near-normal daytime highs of 19 degrees Celsius in September, followed by a nearly 10 degree drop in average daytime temperatures in October with an expected average daytime high of 9 degrees Celsius. November’s average daytime high will decline further to a predicted 0 degrees Celsius.

No abnormal weather patterns are anticipated this fall for Brandon.

Elsewhere in Canada, the fall outlook is predicting slightly above average temperatures for the coasts and near-normal temperatures stretching from Alberta to Ontario.

Republished from The Quill print edition, Volume 104, Issue 1, September 4, 2013.