Wet weather returns to Metro Vancouver this week

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The region’s heat wave will continue today with the forecast calling for temperatures to peak at 27ºC by the water in Vancouver and in the mid-30s at both Abbotsford and Whistler.

However, this will be followed by a week of rain beginning tomorrow, although indications so far by Environment Canada show that any precipitation received should be relatively light and periodical.

Satellite image: a system makes its way towards the B.C. Coast. Just below it is Tropical Storm Iselle and Hurricane Julio.
satellite aug 2014
Image: Environment Canada

Despite cloud cover and rain, temperatures are expected to remain relatively warm in the mid to low 20s. Cloud cover could dissipate daily e by late afternoon daily to evaporation and heat.

The anticipated short period of wet weather could provide some much-needed relief for the forest fire fighting effort and improve air quality. Currently across the province, there are over 1,000 fires burning.

Vancouver International Airport

vancouver aug 2014
Image: Environment Canada

Abbotsford

abbotsford aug 2014
Image: Environment Canada

Squamish

squamish aug 2014
Image: Environment Canada

Whistler

whistler aug 2014
Image: Environment Canada

Featured Image: Wet man via Shutterstock

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