Ready for winter to be over?
Just kidding, winter is most definitely over in Metro Vancouver, but it looks like the weather will get decidedly warmer in the week to come.
While the nights will still be a bit chilly, the Vancouver weather forecast calls for plenty of sunshine and daily highs approaching 20°C.
Starting on Thursday, April 8, Environment Canada calls for mainly sunshine and a high of 9°C, with an overnight low of 2°C. Friday is the only day expected to see precipitation in the weekly forecast, with rain expected in the daytime and overnight.
Heading into Saturday, however, the forecast calls for bright sunshine and a double-digit high of 10°C. Similarly, Sunday is also expected to be sunny and see a high of 11°C.
Starting Monday, temperatures are expected to reach 15°C, while Tuesday's forecast calls for a high of 16°C.
On Wednesday, temperatures are expected to climb to 17°C.
Metro Vancouver Weather Forecast
While summer might start off with a bang in Metro Vancouver, April's forecast isn't looking particularly warm for the Lower Mainland.
Environment Canada Meteorologist Armel Castellan tells Vancouver Is Awesome that April's forecast looks cooler than average this year. What's more, he says it looks like the month will see temperatures up to 2°C below seasonal averages.
"I think we're going to see a higher probability of seeing that continued northwesterly flow giving lower normals," he explains.
"We don't see anomalous warmth. That's kind of why the April forecast seems pretty consistent."
Following April, however, Castellan says the south of B.C. is expected to see above-average temperatures for May and June. That said, he notes that the forecast is still showing the weaker "end of the probabilities," such as 40 to 50 per cent.