Now that August is in full gear, things are about to start heating up across Victoria!
After a tumultuous July — with the city seeing sun, rain, rainbows, and more — Victorians can expect a long stretch of hot and mostly sunny days.
According to Environment Canada, Friday’s clouds will break by this Sunday, with four straight days of sunshine beginning during the BC Day long weekend.
Most days this week will hover around the 24-25°C, with the exception of Sunday, which is predicted to be a sizzling 27°C.
Besides Friday and Saturday night, the evenings are all expected to be a clear and comfortable 14°C, the perfect temperature for some stargazing or long weekend camping.
Meanwhile, Victoria’s summer so far has broken a series of weather records, both for heat and rain.
In May, the city broke the record for the hottest May 9th in over 40 years, with a temperature of 24.3°C.
Then in June, 6 weather records were broken across Vancouver Island in just one day.
On June 12th, Victoria saw an unseasonably high 29.6°C, which broke the city’s previous record of 28.9°C that was set all the way back in 1932.
Most recently, on June 27th, BC’s capital broke a rainfall record that had held for the past 64 years.
In total, the late-June day received 20.2 millimetres of rain, more than doubling the previous record of 9.7 millimetres set in 1955, and accounting for over two thirds of the city’s total rainfall for the month.