Vancouver: A record dry month?
Monday, July 22, 2013, 5:08 -
It's been a dry month in Vancouver.
"As of July 21st, [Vancouver International Airport] has not recorded any rain for all of July," says Dayna Vettese, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.
"Vancouver's record driest month in July was in 1985, with a trace of rain."
The airport typically sees about 36 mm each July.
While there are showers in the long-term forecast, it probably won't be enough to meet the average.
"We’ll have to play the 'wait and see' game for the next week and a bit," Vettese says.
"The fire danger rating is also on the rise due to the dry weather."
As of July 21, B.C.'s wildfire management branch had recorded a total of 460 fires in the province so far this year.
To date, 5,414 hectares have been burned.