Vancouver weather: The Weather Network releases long-term summer 2019 forecast for B.C.

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Get your sunscreen ready.

The Weather Network has released its long-term summer forecast for British Columbia and it calls for a very warm and dry summer.

Further, the long-term forecast calls for a “heightened risk for extended periods of hot and dry weather, especially across the interior.” The forecast also notes that the province has already seen summer-like heat as well as an early start to the wildfire season. As a result, there is a heightened threat for wildfires and smoky conditions during the summer season.

Metro Vancouver Weather Forecast

On Thursday, May 9 15 weather records were broken across the province and Squamish reached a sizzling high of 29.5°C. On the following day, Friday, May 10, a whopping 26 weather records were broken across B.C. and Pitt Meadows reached a toasty high of 29.3°C.

Environment Canada has also stated that the presence of a weak El Niño will affect temperatures heading into summer. As such, the department expects that the province will see above average temperatures this summer.