Sunday, June 08, 2008

Unseasonal Chill

We've had a great last two months, with plenty of sunshine..

See there's the picture proof..

But this month of June has started off and stayed chilly!

It's looking better already, but I'd sure like to feel like summer is around the corner instead of later autumn at 10C nearly every day.

I really love what a Vancouver Tourism website has to say about our weather..

"There is one word to describe Vancouver's weather, unpredictable. There is no such thing as a reliable forecast for Vancouver. Local weathermen usually try to cover all bases. A typical forecast sounds something like "Sunny with a possible high of 25 C, a chance of showers, possibly turning into light flurries or hail". It does rain a lot in Vancouver. Most Vancouverites are very touchy on this subject and will likely be very evasive, or will simply lie about it. If you are from the southern UK, you already have a pretty good notion of what our weather is like. Vancouver holds the title for the wettest major city in Canada, but still receives about 2000 hours of sun a year. Despite its Northern Latitude (49 deg), the warm Japanese current gives the city a mild climate, and the latitude also means daylight till 10 PM in the summer months. In early summer or fall, days often start out cloudy, due to marine air, but clear by noon. Climate changes rapidly in BC as you move inland, 300 kilometres from the coast, its desert.

Vancouver is also a city of mini-climates. This is due to the close proximity of the mountains. It can be raining cats and dogs in North Vancouver and bright and sunny in the southern suburb of White Rock."

I think it does sum up Vancouver's weather - unpredictable always...

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