Well Montreal it's time for you to stop what you're doing, and go outside. Do it now, because tomorrow the temperature is going to drop back down below zero according to MeteoMedia. So go out and enjoy the decent weather because it's not going to last.
Now's your chance to do all those things you've been putting off for the last few months, like finally taking down those Christmas lights that were frozen to your trees and gutters. Washing all that winter shit off your car and discovering a bunch of new dents and scratches. Getting rid of that ice chunk in front your entrance you've had to step over everyday. Wear a pair of shoes instead of boots for once. Take a walk outside in a light jacket and realize how much dog poop hasn't been picked up. It's a magical time of the year.
While the weather is expected to be manageable while you're doing your holiday shopping, the Farmers' Almanac predicts that things will take a turn for the worse around December 16, with conditions becoming more "unsettled."
"Frigidly cold weather" is expected to make its way from the Arctic to Quebec just in time for Christmas and Boxing Day, which will be mixed with scattered snow showers and flurries. So you may have a good excuse to skip a few parties to stay warm.
Either way, you'll likely find some relief as we welcome the new year. From December 28 to 31, the weather is expected to be "fair and cold initially, then becoming milder as we ring in 2022."
Overall, the Farmers' Almanac is predicting a "typical winter chill" in Quebec throughout winter, with a stormy January that'll taper off into a relatively easy, but still cold, February.
The forecast says Valentine's Day will see light snow and fair skies, which sounds ideal for a winter walk or cuddling up by a fire.
There will be almost 60% fewer days of precipitation in February compared to January, according to the report.
While it's tricky to predict the weather so far in advance, admitted the report, followers of the Farmers' Almanac have observed its accuracy "runs in the neighbourhood of 75% to 80%."
MétéoMédia is also warning of thunderstorms and a possible tornado risk in some parts of southern Quebec. In these areas, "a warm and humid air mass will persist through Tuesday" with a humidex value of 40 C.
During this time, it is recommended to drink plenty of water and to stay cool. Plus, to watch for the effects of heat illnesses such as swelling, rashes, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and worsening of certain health problems.
Here are the areas concerned:
Drummondville - Bois-Francs
Lachute - Saint-Jérôme
Montreal and Laval
Richelieu Valley - Saint-Hyacinthe
Vaudreuil - Soulanges - Huntingdon
According to MétéoMédia, "the risk of thunderstorms extends over a large part of the province. Several areas are in the moderate risk zone, but the areas from Gatineau to Mont-Laurier are in the high-risk zone. Thunderstorm supercells could develop [...] It is in these areas that a tornado could form on Sunday afternoon."
These thunderstorms could be accompanied by "strong winds gusting to 70 km/h as the front passes." Heavy rain and large hail are also possible.
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