If your raincoat and galoshes have been feeling a little worn out over the past month, you’re not the only one.
According to Environment Canada’s latest statistics on rainfall in British Columbia, Victoria received more than double the normal amount of precipitation the city normally experiences.
Average rainfall stats say the capital city typically sees around 31.1 mm of rainfall in September. However this year, we were hit with a whopping 69.6 mm.
Additionally, while September brings an average of around 8 days of rainfall, Victoria received a whole 15 days of rain last month.
Think September was wet? Well you’re right! Much of BC, particularly the southern half, received more than double the normal amount of rainfall. Furthermore, there was a greater number of days with recorded rainfall than average. #BCwx pic.twitter.com/Nw71VSrsVm
— ECCC Weather British Columbia (@ECCCWeatherBC) October 1, 2019
Don’t put away those umbrellas and galoshes just yet.
September may be over but the first week of October is expected bring even more showers for the province’s capital, according to Environment Canada.
This wet weather is also not unforeseen, as the Weather Network stated in mid-September that coastal British Columbia is expected to have higher than average precipitation this fall season.
“While fall will include stretches of dry weather, periods of wet weather will overdeliver with above normal rainfall expected for coastal areas,” states the forecast for the region.
Stay dry out there!