Check out the latest weather forecast for Canada this week

A pedestrian walks along the main street as snow falls in Didsbury, Alta., Monday, Oct. 23, 2023. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)


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“Get ready to bundle up and brace yourself for some wild weather, as Environment Canada has issued a series of weather alerts across provinces that will be in effect from Tuesday through Thursday. From snowfall to freezing rain to blizzard warnings, Canadians in various regions will need to be prepared for a range of wintry conditions.

The Eastern Ontario region, including cities like Ottawa and Brockville, is expected to see a significant amount of snowfall, with an average of two centimeters per hour adding up to five to 10 centimeters of snow. The warm surface temperatures will also lead to a mix of freezing rain and ice pellets, creating potentially hazardous road conditions. And as if that wasn’t enough, the snow is set to switch to rain overnight, further complicating travel and daily routines.

Moving west to areas like Halton region, Huron, and London, a brief period of freezing rain is forecasted for Tuesday afternoon, leading to ice build-up of two to four millimeters over higher terrain. It’s a reminder that weather alerts aren’t just about snow, but a range of precipitation that can impact daily life.

Strong winds are another concern in southern Alberta and northern Manitoba, with gusts of up to 100 km/h expected to gradually weaken throughout the day. Meanwhile, Northern Quebec is facing wind warnings of similar intensity for a much longer duration, lasting until Thursday. And in some areas of Northern Quebec, a blizzard warning has also been issued, with high winds and heavy snow reducing visibilities to near-zero levels.

Nunavut is also bracing for significant snowfall, with 15 to 20 centimeters expected, accompanied by strong easterly winds reaching speeds of 70 km/h. It’s a potent reminder of the diverse weather conditions that can impact different regions of Canada.

From snow squalls in Nova Scotia, additional snowfall in the Northwest Territories, to a winter storm watch in N.W.T. with blizzard conditions and near-zero visibility, Canadians across the country will need to prepare for a range of weather challenges.

As we navigate through these weather alerts, it’s crucial to prioritize safety and preparedness. Whether it’s adjusting travel plans, stocking up on essentials, or checking in on loved ones, taking proactive steps can make a significant difference in managing the impact of these weather conditions.

So, let’s stay informed, stay safe, and support one another as we weather the storm – both literally and figuratively.”


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