Vancouver Weather: Forecasts Call for a Cooler Start to Summer

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This may not be what you were hoping to hear.

Residents of Metro Vancouver hoping for a toasty kickoff to the summer may feel largely disappointed this year.

While there may be a few warmer days here and there, the National Weather Forecaster is calling for a cooler than average start to the 2022 summer season.

Although April did not make the top 10 coldest springs on record, it did experience below average lows. And even though May wasn’t as cool, it was quite wet.

Environment Canada meteorologist Bobby Sekhon said residents should prepare for cooler than average temperatures through June. The ministry released its official and full summer forecast on June 1, although the forecast will certainly drop further into the summer.

“We see a cooler trend for the summer, but it’s mostly around June I would say,” he said. Vancouver is awesome in a telephone interview. “We will have ups and downs as we started the month on a warm note.

“But now this weekend we are back to cooler and unsettled weather.”

As the week beginning June 6 approaches, locals can expect to see warmer weather. However, Sekhon warns that he might not stay long. “There is a good chance that we will see below average temperatures for southern British Columbia this month.”

While the Canadian weather model shows a “cooler trend” for the region, international models show average or even slightly above average temperatures for July. As a result, the meteorologist says temperatures are likely to approach seasonal averages.

The signal for August is even less clear than that for July, Sekhon notes, adding that the models don’t give a strong indication anyway.

For now, the strongest prediction is for June

Metro Vancouver Weather Forecast: A Cool Spring Leads to a Cool Start to Summer

If you felt like spring was a little cooler than average in Vancouver, you weren’t alone. In fact, April was 1.4°C colder than average for Metro Vancouver. The average climatological temperature in YVR for the month of April is 9.4°C, but the average average for the month was 8°C.

April was the 28th coldest month on record, with Vancouver’s records dating back to 1896.

The cold weather trend has lowered sea surface temperatures off the coast of British Columbia, contributing to below average temperatures for the start of summer, Sekhon said.

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