6 straight days of sunshine reaching 28°C in Metro Vancouver forecast

May 12 2018, 7:30 am

You will most certainly feel the heat over the coming week as ample sunshine mixed with more above average temperatures is in the forecast.

According to Environment Canada, a strong high pressure system will result in a prolonged period of clear skies and warm conditions in Metro Vancouver.

Over this weekend, areas close to the water such as Vancouver and Richmond will see a high of 22°C, but temperatures will be a few degrees higher further inland, reaching 28°C in places such as Coquitlam, Surrey, and Langley.

Clear skies will continue throughout the coming week, with temperatures near the water creeping up to 23°C beginning Wednesday.

While the weather will be perfect for the beach and other outdoor recreational activities, the unseasonably warm conditions will likely greatly accelerate the melt of the mountain snow pack. This results in a higher than usual spring freshet, which causes issues on streams, rivers, and lakes.

Parts of the BC Interior have been suffering from floods this past week due to the unusually warm temperatures accelerating snow melt.

Vancouver International Airport

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Abbotsford International Airport

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Squamish

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Whistler Village

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