Cold, clear winter predicted

  • Dec. 2, 2013 3:00 p.m.

Islanders can expect colder, clearer winter weather than normal, interspersed with a few large storms, says the Weather Network. The Canadian Farmers’ Almanac agrees that winter weather on Haida Gwaii will be drier than usual, but expects temperatures along the Pacific Coast will be typical. The presence of variables, some storms and long periods of calm, are partly due to a lack of El Nino and La Nina in the Pacific Ocean, says the Weather Network. “This neutral condition, dubbed La Nada, means storm tracks are less established and persistent, which leads to highly variable weather in Canada,” it said. The Weather Network predicts December on islands will start with cold temperatures and the possibility of high precipitation.True for the first few days, anyway!