Somehow, it’s already June, and with the warmer temps gracing the Island as of late, many of us are looking forward to the promise to an equally sunny summer.

With the arrival of the official first month of summer, The Weather Network has released its summer forecast which includes what Canadians can expect for the months of June, July, and August.

Victoria and Vancouver are both expected to see above-normal temperatures across the summer months, which means many lake days and those spent by the pool, but could also pose a risk of wildfires in the region.

“This summer will feature great weather for enjoying the beach and backyard barbecues, as most of Canada will see near normal or above normal temperatures, and more than the typical number of sunny days,” said Chris Scott, Chief Meteorologist at The Weather Network.

“However, there is a downside for areas that are expected to see a hot and dry summer. Drought conditions are possible for agricultural regions across much of Western Canada, along with a heightened risk for wildfires and poor air quality.”

Less precipitation is expected over the summer as a whole, which means ideal weather for camping, boating, sunbathing and BBQing.

Grab your sunscreen and sunglasses, Victoria – it’s going to be a hot one!

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