Just over 10 millimetres of rain fell in Nanaimo Monday. Nearly 16 mm fell last Thursday.
Not particularly significant daily totals for a Vancouver Island fall, but significant in terms of trends, considering each day on its own totalled more than September’s other 14 days combined.
The Weather Network has released the official 2019 Fall Forecast and more rainy days than normal aren’t expected — just more rain on those days when rain does occur.
“Above normal precipitation totals are expected for coastal areas during a season that is notoriously wet,” Weather Network meteorologist Doug Gilham said. “However, we do not expect more rainy days than normal.
“In fact, we expect that this fall will include extended stretches of dry weather. But we also expect periods of rainy weather that will bring excessive totals with the potential to get a month’s worth of rain in roughly a week.”
Greater Victoria had its rainiest day since June 27 yesterday, with nearly 16 mm of precipitation measured at the airport. Comox, meanwhile, has recorded 40 mm already this month, after registering 27 mm in all of August.
On the bright side, the province can expect warmer than normal temperatures for the season as a whole although periods of colder than normal weather will also occur. Extended stretches of dry weather are also predicted.
December is predicted to be a “wild card,” as it’s too early to tell whether or not it will be as mild as last year’s.
To read Canada’s full fall forecast visit https://bit.ly/2mbUQWm.
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