- The warm time comes after a cold and wet June for much of B.C.
- After unseasonably cold temperatures through much of June, areas of B.C. are anticipated to see warmer temperatures this weekend.
According to forecasters, a warm climate is on the way for areas of British Columbia after a long stretch of cool weather.
Armel Castellan, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, stated Monday that June has been relatively cold and wet in large portions of the region.
That is set to change come the weekend. Temperatures are predicted to strike a high of 22 C in Metro Vancouver and 26 C inland on Friday, with temperatures in the 20s continuing into Saturday and Sunday, according to Environment Canada.
Temperatures on Sunday could reach into the 30s in Kelowna and Kamloops and as high as 25 C in Prince George.
The climb in temperatures will arrive just shy of the first anniversary of last summer’s heat dome. Between June 25 and July 1 of the previous year, temperatures climbed past 40 C in many areas of the region, which led to 619 heat-related deaths, according to a B.C. Coroners’ Service report was released before this month.
Castellan said the upcoming climate stretch wouldn’t surpass those historic highs.
He states temperatures won’t be high enough to earn a heat warning. Still, Environment Canada may give a particular weather report as the warm climate is coming on the heels of a lengthy excellent spell.
“Technically, our heat arrives from that first week in July onwards, so it is a little bit early, and it reaches on the heels of a cooler signal,” he stated. “So it will be something many people will feel will have some relevance to heat illnesses.”
Source – cbc.ca