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A bright, sunshiny month: Vancouver sees 372 hours of sunshine in July

(File photo)

(File photo)

Digital writers

Monday, July 29, 2013, 7:58 PM -

July has been a note-worthy month for Vancouver.

First off, it's been dry. Real dry.

Vancouver Airport typically sees about 36 mm of rain in July, but barely any rain has been recorded this month.

Dry conditions aren't the only thing that's been abundant: the city has received 372 hours of sunlight this July, putting it in a prime position to break the all-time sunshine record which was set 1985 following 388.1 of light.

Unfortunately, there is a downside: Dry, sunny conditions have increased the fire risk.

As of July 28, B.C.'s wildfire management branch had recorded a total of 553 fires in the province so far this year.

To date, 5,741 hectares have been burned.

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