On Tuesday, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) released its summer outlook for 2024, saying that experts are predicting higher-than-normal temperatures throughout most of Canada, with normal to below-normal temperatures in coastal British Columbia.

"Spring has already brought drought conditions and wildfires to British Columbia and Alberta. ECCC predicts below-normal precipitation across most of Canada will continue into the summer months," the outlook statement said. 

ECCC said that understanding the causes and risks of extreme weather events can help Canadians make informed decisions to protect their health, safety, and property.

"For this reason, ECCC climate scientists have developed a new weather attribution system capable of rapidly identifying the link between extreme hot temperature events and human-caused climate change."

Within about a week of an event occurring, climate scientists can now describe the role that human-caused climate change played in making a recent heat event more likely or intense.

"Alerts help Canadians prepare to face severe weather events, save lives, and reduce the impacts on property and livelihoods. We urge the public to regularly monitor weather forecasts, take all weather alerts seriously, and get prepared for weather-related events by developing an emergency plan and being ready to adjust their travel plans."

Earlier this year, the Farmer's Almanac also released its own summer predictions for the prairies.

"The Prairies will experience sizzling hot temperatures, with the heat occasionally tempered by a shower or gusty thunderstorm," the predictions previously stated.

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