Lower Mainland temperature records broken as region basks in sun

Apr 29 2023, 9:28 pm

Southern BC is getting drenched with sunshine and it feels like summer in Vancouver this weekend.

On Friday, it was so warm in some areas that it broke records. According to a weather summary by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC,) many areas set a daily maximum temperature record on April 28 including Abbotsford, Whistler, and Squamish.

“A ridge of high pressure anchored over the province is bringing
clear skies and warm spring weather,” said ECCC. Here’s a look at some of the records that were broken:

  • Abbotsford
    New record of 25.7°C | Old record of 24.4°C set in 1957
  • Hope
    New record of 28.1°C | Old record of 25.6°C set in 1957
  • Squamish
    New record of 27.4°C | Old record of 24.0°C set in 2005
  • Whistler
    New record of 25.7°C | Old record of 22.6°C set in 1989

While this blast of warm weather might remind you of summer, keep your umbrella close by.

According to ECCC, it’ll be cloudy and rainy on Sunday. We’ll get a bit more sun, then it’s back to clouds once more.

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In Vancouver, people flocked to the city’s beaches and parks to soak up as much vitamin D as possible on Friday and Saturday.

Did you get a chance to soak up the sun this weekend?

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