Weather: general tools and resources

Sunset under a stormy sky. Photo: Mario Ouellet

It doesn’t matter if you’re going on a canoe trip or just walking to the bus stop, the minute you step outside the weather matters. If that weather is severe, as with an ice storm or tornado, it can even pose risks when you’re indoors. That’s why Environment and Climate Change Canada works hard to make sure that no matter where you are, the latest weather conditions are at your fingertips.

You can find detailed information online at our website or get the weather your way by having updates downloaded automatically to your computer. You can also tune in to the latest updates on VHF Weatheradio, or use your regular or wireless telephone to receive automated weather information or speak to a meteorologist in person.

Specialized weather services are also available for emergency responders and members of the media, while advanced users can request access to more technical weather data through data access services. Whatever your needs, you can get your weather here.

Sources of weather data and information

Weather Forecasts
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Infographic showing how weather forecasts and warnings are produced.

First step is to monitor and gather weather and climate data using satellites, weather radars and other weather tools.

Then, a supercomputer processes the data and runs weather models.

Meteorologists develop forecasts and warnings using computer models and real-time weather data such as radar imagery.

Finally, weather forecasts and warnings are delivered to the public.

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