The Metro Vancouver region will finally receive some significant rainfall this weekend, according to Environment Canada.
The much-needed low pressure front will bring rain beginning on Friday morning and will continue into early next week. Temperatures in the region will cool down to about 18°C for much of the next week.
The Weather Network is forecasting a 90 per cent chance of rain on Friday with about 15mm falling and winds of 15km per hour from the east. Saturday will be even wetter with a 100 per cent chance of precipitation reaching 40 to 50mm and 20km per hour winds. Rain will ease up a bit for Sunday with an 80 per cent chance of five to 10mm of precipitation.
Early forecasts for next week call for a continuation of the cooler and wetter weather throughout Monday and Tuesday.
This may be the most cumulative rain Vancouver has seen all summer. Only 41mm of rain has fallen at Vancouver International Airport since June 1, down from the usual 126mm.
As of August 23, Vancouver’s reservoirs are only 55 per cent full, well below the normal range for this time of year. Last year’s levels on this date were at over 65 per cent.