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Fall in Prince Edward Island will be much like summer, nice. That's according to The Weather Network
Islanders will enjoy a warmer than normal start to the fall, according to The Weather Network.
Meteorologist Elena Lappo told The Guardian today slightly above seasonal temperatures are expected for September – a month that typically sees highs around 18 C and lows of 9 C in Charlottetown.
The rest of the fall should see temperatures close to the average range of between 4 C to 12 C for October and -1.1 C to 5.7 C for November.
Precipitation this fall is anticipated to also be around the average of 288 mm of rain and 26 centimetres of snow. That will feel dry compared to last fall when close to 400 mm of rain fell in Charlottetown but only 1.4 cm of snow came down.
Lappo cautions that the hurricane season peaks between mid-August and mid-October.
On average, one to two storms make landfall in Atlantic Canada but storms can still back a punch with strong winds and heavy rains even if they remain off the coast.
“It will be a bit of a hit and miss how many storms we will see from the tropics this season,’’ says Lappo.
“If we are lucky we may not see many but there is the potential to see a few storms.’’