While the city has seen a couple of cooler, cloudy days this week, the Metro Vancouver weather forecast calls for bright sunshine and soaring temperatures.
In fact, Environment Canada reports that temperatures may rise as high as 24°C inland next week. Furthermore, the forecast calls for sunshine and clear skies each day of the week.
Friday, May 3 is expected to be mainly cloudy during the day with a high of 16°C, and the skies are expected to clear in the afternoon. Saturday's forecast calls for mainly sunny skies with a high of 17°C during the day.
Following this, however, inland temperatures are expected to climb through the week. For example, Sunday's forecast calls for a high of 17°C, but inland temperatures are expected to rise as high as 21°C. Likewise, Monday's forecast calls for a high of 18°C, but inland temperatures reach 22°C.
Both Wednesday and Thursday next week are expected to see temperatures as high as 20°C during the day with inland temperatures soaring up to 24°C.
Metro Vancouver Weather
On Wednesday, March 20, a jaw-dropping 48 weather records were broken across B.C. What’s more, some areas saw soaring highs of nearly 26°C.
For example, the Agassiz Area broke its old record of 21.7°C set in 1915 with a summery high of 25.8°C. Likewise, the Squamish Area broke its old record of 21°C set in 1999 with a toasty 25.9°C daily high.
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.