Good news Vancouverites!
After almost a month without a drop of rain in our smoky, parched city, the wet stuff is finally forecast to fall this Friday.
According to Environment Canada, the last time it rained here was on August 13, when we enjoyed 4.8mm of glorious precipitation.
Well, the wait is hopefully over. There is forecast to be a 40% chance of rain this Friday, with an expected high temperature of 21°C.
Showers could begin as early as 11 pm tonight – and for once this Environment Canada graphic brings a little joy to our hearts.
The rain may clear the smoky haze of fine particulate matter that has hung over the city for the last few days due to the wildfires in the BC Interior.
Speaking to Daily Hive previously, Cindy Uyu, a meteorologist at Environment Canada, said that rain can help push those fine particulates out of the air and down to the ground.
Certainly, no smoke is being forecast on the Environment Canada website for the next few days, with a mix of sun, cloud and rain taking us through to next Wednesday.
However, the Air Quality Advisory remains in place; Metro Vancouver said previously they want to be sure air quality returns to normal before lifting such an advisory.
And as this isn’t the first period of smoky haze in Vancouver this summer – here’s hoping our bluebird skies and beautiful mountains return soon!