B.C. could go weeks without rain, details HERE
Thursday, July 12, 2018, 6:37 PM - For as often as the weather seems unpredictable, parts of B.C. are likely entering the most predictable season – the dry season. How many weeks could the province go without rain?
- Strong region of high pressure to bring a prolonged rain-free streak to southern parts of B.C. over the coming weeks
- Temperatures will be a 3-5° degrees above seasonal at times, with the storm track across northern B.C.
- Signs of a pattern breakdown? Read on to find out...
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10 DAYS OF RAINFALL IN FIVE SECONDS (DON'T BLINK, YOU MIGHT MISS IT):
Between the months of June to September, which city do you think receives more precipitation? Vancouver or Toronto?
You often hear the rest of the country complain that it rains every day in Vancouver, but for nearly half of the year, this part of Canada records less precipitation than the majority of Canadian cities. But, the background above is a big hint. Thunderstorms...
Many other places are much more unstable in the summertime; contrasting this, the Pacific Ocean provides a stable environment giving countless sunny, clear days for most parts of the province close to the Pacific Ocean.
The video below will help illustrate the typical summer pattern for B.C. June can be often dodgy, but a reliable high pressure system nearly always buffers the coast for July and August, with the odd interruption or two (weak troughs).
We're not expecting this extended dry period to be record-breaking, as the bar has been set incredibly high.
In 2017, YVR recorded 20 straight days without precipitation, but what Victoria achieved is truly astonishing last year; a staggering 54 straight days without measurable precipitation, beginning in mid-June.
What about a recent significant streak for the Vancouver region?
Well, rarely, YVR can go an entire month without rain, and in 2013 the region did just that – during that time, 33 straight days were recorded without measurable precipitation at YVR.
This isn't all good news, as we'll be carefully paying attention to the fire danger risk and wildfire situation across the province.