La Nina has finally outstayed her welcome, signalling a return to warmer, dryer conditions. The region of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Peru is coming to be understood as impacting seasonal weather conditions worldwide.
The British met office is forecasting a hot, dry summer for Britain with temperatures routinely spiking into the 30s. The same trend is expected to extend across northern Europe.
Today, Environment Canada issued its outlook for June through August, 2009, depicted in the first map below. Red areas, virtually all of Canada, will be hotter than normal. Only the small pockets of blue are expected to get below normal temperatures.