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Finally feeling the heat in BC

Andrea Stockton, staff writer

July 6, 2010 — It was a dismal month of June in Vancouver, but as a new month begins so does a new weather pattern.

A wet month of June in Vancouver
A wet month of June in Vancouver

Summer has finally arrived in Vancouver. The first full week of July is bringing warmer temperatures and drier conditions.

For most, that's a big improvement from what the city faced throughout the month of June. What seemed like a miserable month was actually quite normal for the city. The only difference was the area was spoiled with summer-like weather in May, which seemed to set the bar high for the proceeding months.

With June behind us now, the week ahead is looking to be promising.

“As high pressure builds in, the province can expect to see temperatures in the high 20's and low 30's for the next week,” explains The Weather Network's meteorologist Dayna Vettese.

Heating up in British Columbia
Heating up in British Columbia

Although this arrival of hot weather is good news for beach goers it has fire officials on high alert. The heat will help to dry out brush and trees, which will in turn fuel forest fires.

Authorities say they're expecting to see a large jump in the wildfire risk over the next few days.

You can keep track of the fire risk in your area by checking our Forest Fire Watch.

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