If you're hoping for balmy weather this spring in Vancouver, you might be in for a bit of a wait.
The Weather Network is calling for a more "turbulent" season in its annual spring forecast for Canada.
Covering the months of March, April, and May, the forecast highlights how periods of warm weather will break up cold spells but "a few more bouts of late-winter-like weather" are expected.
While seasonal extremes will combine for average overall temperatures for the season across much of the country, western Canada is expected to see below-average temperatures.
Meteorologist Rachel Modestino underscores that "winter is not through with us just yet" and the region may see some instances of modified arctic air.
British Columbia is also expected to see above-average precipitation, which could mean an extended ski season.
"Most of the alpine regions have a near-normal or slightly above normal snowpack in place and significant additional snow is expected into April," reads the report.
The Weather Network notes that B.C. is also typically the first province to see spring but it will experience a delayed start to the season this year.
The cooler, wetter spring should also "help delay" the start of wildfire season in B.C.
In contrast to Canada, above-average temperatures are expected across most of the United States this spring.