Environment Canada projects warmer and drier days next week

Warmer days ahead

While the Thompson-Okanagan has been faced with some rainy months recently, residents can look forward to some warmer and drier days starting next week.

"We haven't had fire weather because of the rain and it has been easier for the fire weather forecasters and for our air quality because we haven't had the smoke," says meteorologist with Environment Canada Doug Lundquist.

On average, May sees 40 mm of rain, however this year it was doubled with 81 mm. June got 57 mm, and June normally sees on average only 46 mm. So far this month, July has seen 8 mm of rain. 

"July, the average precipitation is 37 mm so the first week in, we're tracking below and usually the end of July is drier than the beginning so right now July isn't anything but normal," says Lundquist.

And looking ahead, for the rest of July, August and September, Lundquist says "near to warmer average is the outlook."

But don't get too excited for 30 C weather just yet because that is most likely to occur in the last two weeks of July and the first two weeks of August.

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