Remember partying in the streets in February 2010 wearing only t-shirts and shorts? If Vancouver were to host next month’s 2014 Winter Olympics, which kick off on February 7, the odds are that it will host a repeat of its 2010 “Spring” Olympics” when unseasonably dry and warm temperatures caused low snow levels and havoc for organizers at Cypress Mountain – the site of snowboarding and freestyle skiing.
Local ski hills had a short reprieve from December 2013’s record low precipitation last weekend when a storm brought in torrential rain in the city and snowfall over higher elevations. However, that much-needed snowfall in the mountains will be short lived at the price of pristine weather conditions.
The Weather Network is forecasting sunny weather with mainly clear skies for at least the next seven days. In Vancouver, daytime temperatures throughout the week will hover at a high of 9 degrees Celsius and with an evening low of 5 degrees Celsius.
But it could get even better: keep your fingers crossed as the long-term forecast over the next two weeks, right up until the end of the month, also calls for the continuation of uninterrupted sunshine.
Image: The Weather Network