I have been around this burg long enough to know that the best weather forecast involves taking a peek outside your window. Not to denigrate the fine work that meteorologists do but, let's face it, predicting Vancouver's five day weather is like trying to say where an out of control firehose is going to spray next.
Of course, broad trends can help out, such as the observation that the weather generally gets warmer and drier in the summer time. That has hardly provided much comfort this year. So when the weather office predicted a whole week of hot weather - or rather sunny warmish weather - a skeptic could be forgiven for giving it little credence. But then comes a telltale sign that maybe this time will be different. Heat Wave