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In Canada, there are four seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. The weather varies across Canada. While northern areas and there far from large bodies of water can be very cold in winter, some regions–particularly the southern coastal regions, have milder weather.

Summer scenery in Durham Region

Spring – March to May

This is the season when winter snow begins to melt. There is often a lot of rain during this period, as the days become warmer and longer, and the nights remain cool. Plants begin to grow in spring. Trees remain bare until April or May.

Summer – June to August

Daytime temperatures are usually above 20 degrees Celsius and can reach 30 degrees Celsius or higher during July, as the weather becomes hotter. Areas such as Durham Region which is located near the Great Lakes in Ontario experience humid air and thunderstorms.

Fall – September to November

Fall scenery in Durham Region

In the fall, typically the shortest of the seasons, days become noticeably shorter and the first frosts appear. Leaves in many parts of the country turn from green to red, yellow and brown before they fall from the trees. The weather during autumn can be rainy or dry; this is an unpredictable time of year. You can expect the first snows in November but sometimes they come earlier.

Winter – December to February or later

Winter scenery in Durham Region

Winter is the longest season of the year. Snow can be seen as early as October, and as late as April in some areas. Daytime temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius from December to mid-March and involve very cold nights. Winds can make temperatures feel even colder. This is known as the wind-chill factor. The east and west coasts have milder winters, with warmer temperatures and rainy weather.

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