It’s going to get worse before it gets better.
The month of June is going to start off cooler than normal and we haven’t seen the last of the rain.
“It’s just the way the systems are moving at the moment,” said Ron Lakeman at the Southeast Fire Centre, the region’s weather service provider. “We’ve got a series of systems that are coming across from the Pacific and it looks as though they’re going to move right across Southern B.C., but it isn’t abnormal to experience this kind of weather in June.
“It’s not overly pleasant, it happens though.”
Rainfall persisted after a cool and wet May because of a series of Pacific disturbances pushing across Southern B.C.
On May 11, the daily temperature reached a record low for the month at -2.5 Celsius.
Five warm days followed the unfavourably cool weather and the highest temperature recorded was 30.7 C on May 14.
Heavy precipitation followed between May 20 and 23 and the forecast has remained largely “unsettled” in the passing days.
According to Lakeman, rainfall will begin tonight and continue on Wednesday. He predicts that light showers will persist until Sunday.
“The pattern after next week still looks rather unsettled, so we don’t show any real optimism as far as getting some real warm sunny weather so it looks a little more of what we would call unsettled,” said Lakeman.
“A week from now the longer range guidance is still optimistic for July and August suggesting that it should be normal temperature wise with below normal precipitation. We’ll be deserving it by then if we have such a wet and cool June.”