The Vancouver weather forecast called for a risk of thunderstorm on Thursday, June 6, but skies are expected to clear this weekend in the Lower Mainland.
Environment Canada calls for heavy rainfall on Friday, June 7 during the day. However, the heavy rainfall is expected to subside, with only a 40 per cent chance of showers at night. Similarly, Saturday's forecast calls for a 40 per cent chance of showers during the day. Following this, Saturday evening is expected to be clear.
The forecast also calls for clear, sunny skies on Sunday with a high of 20°C. What's more, the warm sunshine is expected to carry through the week, with daily highs increasing each day. In fact, Wednesday's forecast calls for a high of 24°C, but with an inland high of 29°C.
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.