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2012 Beach Forecast

2012 Beach Forecast

Though the calendar may not agree for another couple of weeks, summer has essentially arrived. In the 2012 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac, we predicted a very hot summer for most regions, with a few major heatwaves throughout the season.

No matter where you live, we expect to see plenty of good days for beach basking. Like every summer, though, there will be some days that are better than others.

With that in mind, we’ve compiled this handy list of the best days to hit the beach this summer. Whether you enjoy hitting the waves, or just tucking into a great new summer read under the shade of your umbrella, you and your family are sure to have some waterside fun on the following days:

June: 11th, 16th-19th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th-27th, 30th.
July: 1st-3rd, 6th, 7th, 12th-15th, 20th-23rd.
August: 3rd, 8th-11th, 18th, 19th, 23rd-27th.

Great Lakes
June: 24th-27th, 30th.
July: 6th, 7th, 12th-15th, 20th-23rd.
August: 16th-19th, 22nd, 23rd.

June: 14th-19th, 24th-27th, 30th.
July: 1st-3rd, 12th-17th, 20th-23rd, 27th-31st.
August: 4th, 5th, 8th-11th, 24th-27th.

Western Gulf Coast
June: 11th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th-27th, 28th-30th.
July: 4th-7th, 8th-9th, 12th-13th, 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th.
August: 1st-3rd, 6th-15th, 22nd, 23rd, 28th-31st.

Pacific Northwest
June: 11th, 15th, 16th, 20th-25th, 28th-30th.
July: 4th-9th, 12th, 13th, 18th-21st, 24th-27th.
August: 1st-3rd, 12th-15th, 16th, 17th, 28th-31st.

June: 11th, 16th, 17th, 20th-30th.
July: 4th-9th, 12th, 13th, 18th-22nd, 24th-27th.
August: 1st-7th, 12th-15th, 20th-23rd, 28th-31st.

Canadian Maritimes
June: 11th, 14th-19th, 22nd-27th, 30th.
July: 1st-3rd, 6th, 7th, 20th-23rd, 26th, 27th, 28th-31st.
August: 3rd, 8th-11th, 16th19th, 22nd-27th, 30th, 31st.

June: 16th-19th, 23rd-27th, 30th.
July: 6th, 7th, 12th-15th20th-23rd, 26th, 27th.
August: 3rd, 8th-11th, 16th-19th, 23rd.

British Columbia
June: 16th, 17th, 20th-25th, 28th-30th.
July: 4th-9th, 12th, 13th, 18th-22nd, 24th-27th.
August: 1st-3rd, 12th-17th, 22nd, 23rd, 28th-31st.

For more detailed predictions for your region, be sure to check out our Long Range Forecast.


1 caryn { 07.28.12 at 8:23 am }

would like to be updated with weather.

2 Jaime McLeod { 06.14.12 at 11:19 am }

Susan – You can find our forecast here:
Sign up for a free membership, if you haven’t already, to see four free months of forecasts. (You can see two without signing up, which would cover your requested date).

3 Jaime McLeod { 06.14.12 at 11:13 am }

Marilyn – Calgary in in our Canadian Zone 4 – Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. That area is not covered on thi forecast, because it is a beach forecast. You can see what we’re predicting for your area here:

4 Susan { 06.13.12 at 8:46 pm }

I should have pointed out I am in Nova Scotia, so.. Atlantic Canada forecast for Aug 5 please and thanks.

5 Susan { 06.13.12 at 8:45 pm }

So does this chart then predict rain or other foul weather for Aug 5th? My wedding?
Could you forecast the weather for that day?

6 Jini { 06.13.12 at 5:40 pm }

Hi Marilyn,
I believe Calgary would be considered in the Pacific Northwest. I lived in Spokane, WA for a time, and Calgary is pretty much due North of there. I was born in Edmonton, and lived most of my teen years in Calgary. Now I live in Missouri. I like it ok, but sometimes I get real homesick for Calgary. Have fun at the stampede. …..Jini

7 marilyn { 06.13.12 at 12:52 pm }

Any idea what region covers off Calgary?

We’re celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Stampede, and it would be great to know what The Farmers’ Almanac forecast is for Alberta this July.

Happy Trails! and have a great summer.

8 Beverley { 06.13.12 at 8:38 am }

Thanks for the beach forecast. I will use them to go through my summer! Cheers and have a wonderful summer.

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