It's supposed to hit 19°C in Vancouver today

Mar 12 2018, 4:08 pm

The weather this week is coming in hot, Vancouver.

After the possibility of double-digit temperatures last week, Monday morning dawned with the thermometers reaching ever closer to crossing that line. Today the number is only going to climb higher.

According to The Weather Network, the exceptionally warm, early summer-like temperatures are caused by a ridge in the jet stream that worked its way northward up the West Coast, bringing with it a surge of warm weather for areas of southern BC, including Metro Vancouver.

Environment Canada also said today’s temperatures could break a 20-year-old weather record, as the last time it was anywhere close to this hot was in 1998, when temperatures hit a high of 14.7° C.

The weather Network

Monday’s hourly temperature forecast (The Weather Network)

“It’s not out of the question for some areas to reach 20°C on Monday, making for the first 20°C day in all of Canada so far this year,” said a statement from The Weather Network.

However, the hit of hot weather will be short-lived.

A frontal system offshore will chip away at the ridge of high pressure through the day on Monday, paving the way for showers to return to much of southwestern BC on Tuesday.

Our advice? Get out there and get your fill of Vitamin D while you can.

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