In Juneuary we begged the weather gods for sunshine, and ended up melting our faces off by late July.
Of course, we did the classic Vancouver thing, and complained about the heat–despite it being pretty much exactly what we yearn for nine out of 12 months of the year.
To be fair, July’s heat was a little extra. “Overall, the average daily high was 24.1 — well in excess of normal, which would be 22 degrees,” says NEWS 1130 meteorologist Russ Lacate.
Well, now we can go back to complaining in more familiar territory: Clouds and rain. Welcome to Fogust!
Environment Canada is calling for several days of cloudiness and wind, with moderate chances of showers Thursday and Friday this week.
So far it looks like the weekend will be rain-free, but there are an awful lot of cloud icons on that forecast grid to potentially de-rail any planned hot fun in the summertime. Temps will hang in the low 20Cs zone, too.
The change of the weather has some pretty stoked:
I’m going to do something I’ve never done before: swear.
ABOUT FUCKING TIME!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/ENqLnH8b5O
— Vancouver Weather (@yvrwx) July 31, 2018
Seems like a lot of people are glad for a break from the heat (or at least feeling witty):
Here in Vancouver it’s been too hot to sleep for over two weeks now. As much as I prefer dry weather, I’m honestly praying to the Rain Gods for even just a day or two of slightly cooler weather and some water for my garden! ?
— Anastasia Olson (@Anastasia72071) July 31, 2018
Weather: “Hey, I’m gonna launch into a heat wave for two weeks!”
August Long Weekend: “But don’t forget about me!”
Weather: “No heat for you. You get rain.”
— Dave White (@CBCDaveWhite) July 31, 2018
Albinism weather report (Vancouver): You can outside in the daytime again. ????
— Garth Mullins (@garthmullins) August 1, 2018
So thankful rain is coming , this is one of the longest heatwaves Vancouver has seen and the temperatures? https://t.co/aP6Li2OBkS
— CYNTHIA JONES (@CYNTHIA43376979) August 1, 2018
Cloudy, uninviting grey, immenient rain. Hi Vancouver, we’ve missed you! ?(???)? pic.twitter.com/EKi3jFeEND
— TopHatFraud (@BionicFraud) August 1, 2018
— Muneori (Mick) Otaka (@M_Otaka) August 1, 2018
Sweet LORD yes. Can’t wait for Friday. Supposedly Vancouver is getting a proper downpour and I’ve never been so excited for rain
— David Janes | TheChillRoom (@TheChillRoomTV) July 31, 2018
Just please, no mentions of Pumpkin Spice Lattes yet, okay Vancouver? Thanks.