There may be a brief spell of rain this weekend although summer comes back again next week.
Environment Canada is tracking a system that is expected to bring gusty winds and some showers for BC on Thanksgiving Sunday and Monday. The agency cautions that drought-weakened trees may be more likely to break, and this is a good time to ensure people are ready to face fall power outages.
Heat records across the province continue to be broken as summer refused to quit. According to a weather summary posted by Environment Canada, Squamish set a new daily maximum temperature record of 28.5 C on Friday, beating the old record of 26.7 C, that was set in 1964.
Pemberton area also set a new record of 26.7 C, beating the old record of 24 C in 1980.
Meanwhile, all residents and visitors in the Lower Mainland region are being reminded that fire risk in local communities ranging from high to extreme. It’s exceptionally dry outside for this time of year and all parks and greenspaces are tinder dry, the agency cautions.