Summer Like Weather Finally Arrives
Prince George, B.C. – It’s that break in the weather we’ve all been waiting for and according to Environment Canada it’s going to stick around for a while.
“Luckily the patterns in the upper atmosphere have finally changed and we are now looking at summer like weather,” says meteorologist Lisa Coldwells.
“That upper ridge is going to stay for the rest of this week and into next. So even though there might be a little bit of cloud or a light shower, it’s going to finally feel like summer.”
She says that means sunny skies and higher temperatures – all the way up to 26 or 27 degrees by Thursday.
As for how long we can expect this to last, Coldwells says temperature wise it likely means an extra degree warmer into September thanks to “a warmer pool of water that’s off the coast of B.C.”
She can’t make the same prediction though when it comes to how much rain we can expect.
“Because as you can imagine the precipitation for the interior of B.C. generally consists of your thunder-storms, maybe a shower – it’s a spotty type of precipitation that’s difficult to predict.”
Up until this past weekend Coldwells confirms July has been wetter than previous years.
“To date for July in Prince George so far there’s been 85.6 mm of rain so that’s above the normal 62.1 mm for the entire month,” she says.
“So we’re sitting at 137 percent of normal. Last year was drier with only 45.9 mm of rain the entire month or 75 percent of normal.”