The weather in Canada can be so unpredictable and that can play a huge role in your child’s Halloween costume. I remember growing up and trick-or-treating in a snowsuit. To figure out if you need to incorporate long underwear, an umbrella or snow pants into this year’s night of tricks and treats, the Weather Network released its 2013 Halloween forecast.
“We know weather is a major factor when choosing your kids’ costumes and it’s important to us to let parents know what to expect before they send their little ghosts and goblins out trick-or-treating. Near the end of October, weather tends to be changeable and variable from coast to coast as fall is a season of drastic transitions,” said Dayna Vettese, Meteorologist at The Weather Network
There is a potential for rain along the central and north coastal areas of B.C. on Halloween. Normal temperatures are expected for most of the province, with milder than average temperatures in the south. Warmer layers of clothing may be needed as the normal temperatures for October 31 fall from 10-12°C in the afternoon to 5°C overnight.
Temperatures are expected to be seasonal for the region with little chance of precipitation. Remember to bundle up before heading out as the average temperature for this time of year falls from 5-8°C in the afternoon to below 0°C overnight.
Ontario and Quebec
With the pattern change across the country, the storm track is expected to bring the potential for rainmakers across the Great Lakes and Southern Quebec. A storm system could potentially bring heavy precipitation across parts of Ontario and Quebec around Halloween. The Weather Network continues to monitor the timing and exact track of the storm as there is the possibility for the system to pass through the region after Halloween. Northern Quebec should expect below normal temperatures on Halloween, while the rest of Ontario and Quebec should experience near normal temperatures.
After a chilly and unsettled week, temperatures are expected to return to seasonal with fairly dry conditions. It will likely be windy across Newfoundland and a bit chillier across the northern and western parts of the province.
We also know as the sunsets the temperature drops. Everyone loves to head out at night when the jack-o-lanterns are lit but make sure to dress warm. Don’t forget, forecasts can change.