Hot weather returns to Metro Vancouver this weekend

Aug 25 2017, 3:17 pm

Although it has remained sunny, temperatures this past week have been on the cool side, but that is all about to change beginning this weekend.

According to Environment Canada, hot weather is making a big comeback in Metro Vancouver, with temperatures reaching 24°C by the water in Vancouver and 28°C further inland in areas like Coquitlam and Surrey.

In Pemberton, temperatures are expected to reach even higher at 33°C.

Hot weather conditions will continue in the South Coast of BC through Labour Day weekend. No rainfall is in the forecast for the foreseeable future.

While these conditions, caused by a high pressure ridge from the western United States, will be perfect for end-of-summer activities, it could be detrimental to ongoing wildfire suppression efforts in the province.

This is already the worst wildfire season in recorded history in BC.

Vancouver International Airport

Forecast by Environment Canada as of 8 am on August 25, 2017. Forecast is subject to change. (Environment Canada)

Abbotsford International Airport

Forecast by Environment Canada as of 8 am on August 25, 2017. Forecast is subject to change. (Environment Canada)

Squamish

Forecast by Environment Canada as of 8 am on August 25, 2017. Forecast is subject to change. (Environment Canada)

Whistler Village

Forecast by Environment Canada as of 8 am on August 25, 2017. Forecast is subject to change. (Environment Canada)