Sunniest month record broken in Vancouver
Victoria could also break previous record set in 1985 of 421.5 hours of sunshine
Vancouver has surpassed its previous record for sunniest month ever after racking up more than 388.1 hours of glorious sunshine by 8 a.m. PT Tuesday morning.
According to Environment Canada, Vancouver's previous record for the sunniest month was set in July of 1985.
Assuming there is no rain on Wednesday, this July will also be first time on record a whole calendar month was completely dry in Vancouver.
Although a few showers have been noted on the North Shore today, none have reached down to the Vancouver International Airport weather station, where the record run is underway.
After that, the next record to shoot for is the longest dry spell. The record of 58 days was set in 1951.
So far this summer the city of rain has had no preciptation for 33 days in a row, Environment Canada confirmed on Tuesday morning, but there is rain in the forecast for the end of the week.
With files from the CBC's Johanna Wagstaffe