While summer is only a couple of weeks away, Vancouverites were privy to some rather chilly temperatures over the past couple of days (for June, that is).
On Sunday (June 6), Vancouver Is Awesome reported that the city had seen its coldest June day in nearly a decade. With a high of 12.9°C, June 6 was Vancouver's coldest June day since June 4, 2012, according to Vancouver Weather Records.
On Tuesday morning, however, Vancouver saw its coldest June temperature in over a whopping 40 years. Vancouver Weather Records tweeted that the city's 5 a.m. temperature of 5.9°C was the coldest since June 3, 1976.
'Juneuary' in Vancouver
Metro Vancouverites are frequently pleased to see warm weather arrive early in the region. But when it does come early, many of them forget that it isn't always around to stay.
Infamously known as "Juneuary" by locals, June is often a bit of a wildcard month in Vancouver. In a previous interview, Environment Canada Meteorologist Bobby Sekhon told Vancouver Is Awesome that June only receives slightly less precipitation on average than May, despite its neighbouring proximity to the two hottest and driest months of the year, July and August.
Following the third-driest spring on record, Sekhon noted that Vancouver "could still get some moisture in June to help with the precipitation deficit."
The Vancouver weather forecast calls for the chance of showers every day this week, except for Sunday, which is expected to be cloudy but dry.