For the first time in 46 days, it’s raining in Vancouver.
Following a month and a half of devastating heat, wildfires, and drought, residents took to social media to share their elation at Saturday morning’s showers.
— Wes Regan (@411Regan) July 31, 2021
— Ale/Sessions (@SessionAles) July 31, 2021
— Darc’ (@darcman99) July 31, 2021
Vancouver’s gone 45 days without rain, which, apart from climate issues, also raised a serious identity crisis.
That ended this morning. #bcstorm
— wordmerchant (@MarathonMatson) July 31, 2021
— Cindy (@thegreenpagesBC) July 31, 2021
I woke up thinking the dark vancouver sky was from wildfires, but they are in fact clouds full of delicious summer rain – the kind that is perfect for dancing barefoot and breathing deep the smell of life.
— Arlie 🏴☠️🏳️🌈 they | them | iel (@ArlieBelliveau) July 31, 2021
— Jess Turn (@turn_jess) July 31, 2021
— Dennis Parkinson 🇨🇦 (@DennVan) July 31, 2021
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Despite the showers, Metro Vancouver remains under a heat warning. Environment Canada has also issued a special air quality statement for the region.
According to the weather authority’s forecast, temperatures will remain upwards of 25°C through Wednesday, accompanied by clear, sunny skies.
The city is expected to cool down to 22°C on Thursday, with a 60% chance of showers in the evening forecast.