After a long harsh winter, there’s nothing like slipping into a pair of sandals or slides, leaving your jacket at home and hitting the patio with some friends. Sadly, Albertans usually have to wait until mid-June to do that with confidence – but next week we could get a sneak preview of summer 2023!
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According to Environment and Climate Change Canada and their Alberta forecast, some cities, like Lethbridge, could see temperatures as high as 30°C by Wednesday – and honestly, we think we deserve it.
While we’ve been lucky enough to have a few days of warmth, those in the more southern parts of the province will get to enjoy real heat with both Calgary and Edmonton in for a particularly sunny week.
Though this weekend will be off to a moderate start (17°C on Friday and 19°C on Saturday), Edmonton will see a high of 24°C on Sunday before jumping to 27°C on Monday! The temperature will drop for Tuesday (24°C), but things will take off again on Wednesday with a whopping 29°C.
As for Calgary? ECCC is calling for 21°C on Friday and Saturday, 23°C on Sunday and Monday – then sun and 26°C on Tuesday before the temperature skyrockets on Wednesday!
While they’re calling for clouds, humpday will be met with a beautiful 29°C – so start making those reservations and planning your outfits accordingly!
This of course won’t be the last we see of warmer days, as the Farmers’ Almanac has predicted a “boiling” summer for the province.
“While we hate to be the bearer of bad news, we’d be amiss not to warn you of what our long-range weather outlook is pointing to – Sizzling Temperatures,” they wrote.
“Temperatures at times will soar into past 32°C, in some cases even approaching 37°C. Factor in the oppressive humidity and heat indices (“feels like” temps) could approach 40°C in some areas.”
Until then, enjoy yourselves and the beautiful Alberta forecast! This upcoming week is going to be a nice break from things and you won’t want to miss a beat!