The season of beach days and barbecues is coming to a close, but it’s not quite time to say goodbye to summer sunshine.
“There’s still some warm air…some good beer-drinking weather still ahead,” said David Phillips, senior climatologist at Environment Canada, Wednesday.
Phillips said for the last part of summer, warm weather will far outnumber the rainy days.
“The next two weeks, I see maybe two or three wet days only,” he said. “Generally, on average, you still see from this point on three days that you might get above 30 C.”
For the most part, he said this summer has been comfortable, with a balance between warm weather and rainy days.
“Last year was all about the ‘d’ word, the drought, and this year it’s about too much rain at times,” he said. “I think that the rain sometimes has come in a heavy dose, but long spaces without rain and that’s ideal weather.”
Phillips said Saskatchewan has been on a roll, and Mother Nature won’t necessarily be punishing the province this winter for all the sunshine either.
“I think something for everybody, the snowmobilers and skiers and people who love winter, they’re going to have more of a winter this year,” he said, “but it’s not going to be necessarily a brutal winter.”