Record Heat Today..Sticking with Summer Until Sunday...Sept 11th

  • More high pressure today means more sunshine and summer temps across much of the province
  • The flow around the high pressure system this afternoon will come in offshore.. meaning we won't see as much of a marine influence and temperatures will get up to or near record levels this afternoon
  • YVR will likely not break a record even if we hit 26 (record to beat is 28.9) but places like Abbotsford, Squamish, Pitt Meadows and West Vancouver will be challenged with highs in the low 30s!
  • While breaking records always makes an event unique..it is not unusual to get late hot spells for Vancouver; in fact it was around this time last year we were in a similar position.
  • Coastal areas will watch for morning fog again tomorrow and Friday, but we get to keep the sunshine and temperatures will only be a degree or two cooler than today
  • At this point it looks like a change in the weather pattern happens Sunday afternoon for a much cooler and wetter start to next week
  • Wondering if this is it for Summer? Sneak peak at long long range models show possible clearing again for the end of next week
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Another Record Day for S ON - But Stormy Cold Front Moving Through
  • Once again, a number of daily temp records have broken across southern Ontario today - Buttonville broke a record for a second day in a row at 32.5 and the heat alert remains in effect for the city of Toronto
  • The cold front, and with it thunderstorms, are quickly approaching the lower Great Lakes
  • Thunderstorm watches are already in place from Windsor right through to Montreal, Toronto included. The main threat will be heavy downpours giving rainfall amounts in the 50-80 mm range in an hour or two. There is also the possibility of some locations receiving repeated thunderstorms and locally higher amounts.
  • Tornado warnings have also been issued today - check Environment Canad for the latest and take cover is you see storms approaching: http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html
  • The same cold front led to localized but serious flooding in northern Ontario yesterday including Sault Ste Marie
  • http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/story/2013/09/10/sby-sault-ste-marie-road-washouts.html

Tropical Update
  • Also, Hurricane Humberto became the first Hurricane of the Atlantic season earlier today
  • Meanwhile Tropical Storm Gabrielle is affecting the Maritimes with heavy rain starting tomorrow.. a frontal system is drawing in moisture from the tropical storm and rainfall warnings are already in place.. 
  • Canadian Hurricane Centre is issuing statements about the storm: http://weather.gc.ca/hurricane/statements_e.html
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Vancouver Weather

Sunday

Mainly sunny

28°C

Monday

Sunny

26°C

Tuesday

Sunny

26°C

Wednesday

Sunny

24°C

Thursday

Sunny

23°C