It's going to feel like 35°C in parts of Vancouver today

Jul 20 2020, 3:54 pm

Get ready, Vancouver’s forecast is calling for a hot one today.

Environment Canada is calling for mainly sunny skies, with wind closer to the water in the morning and early afternoon.

Monday’s temperature is looking to be exceptionally warm. The weather agency says to expect highs of 25°C and 30°C inland. Due to the humidity, however, it’ll feel more like 30°C and 35°C inland.

Monday is just the start of what looks to be a beautiful week as well. Vancouver’s seven-day forecast is calling for mainly sunny skies from today until Sunday, with high temperatures pushing the mid-twenties.


(Environment Canada)

Overnight temperatures will be slightly cooler, dwelling around the mid-to-high teens.


(Environment Canada)

Matt McDonald, Meteorologist at Environment Canada, says that today’s high temperatures could be felt as close as Vancouver’s downtown core.

When asked about what counts as “inland” for the Metro Vancouver area, McDonald tells Daily Hive that “there’s a pretty good temperature variation from the immediate coast.”

“You don’t have to go all that far east,” he explains. “Even at the beginning of East Van, like around Commercial Drive, there’s enough of a temperature contrast.”

Sometimes, the definition of inland will depend on how much airflow is occurring throughout the lower mainland.

“Depending on the day, it could push marine air further inland so that you feel it in the Downtown Lower Eastside or even East Van,” McDonald continues. “Typically, I’d say around Main Street or Commercial, you start feeling less of the ocean.”

And as far as the Fraser Valley goes, expect Pitt Meadows to be a hotspot, along with Chilliwack.

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