This summer is promising to be a hot one, according to a forecast released Friday by Environment Canada. Dave Phillips, Environment Canada's chief climatologist, predicts temperatures this summer will be above average. "In the last 20 years, 15 of those summers have been warmer than normal across Canada. So you don't even need a super computer to guess at what the forecast is going to be, and we think it will be another warm one," Phillips told CTV's Canada AM. Warmer than normal temperatures can be expected across the vast majority of Canada, from British Columbia right through to Newfoundland and Labrador. Phillips said there are a couple of exceptions to the rule, such as off the coast of Nova Scotia and near Vancouver where colder water temperatures are expected to bring cooler than normal temperatures. "Not every day, not every weekend, maybe not when you have your holidays, but it looks like the character, the personality of the summer this year across the country will be warmer than normal."


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