Andrea Stockton, staff writer
September 27, 2010 — The fall season is calling for above normal precipitation in British Columbia. Find out what residents think.
From hot and dry, to cool and wet. The recent change in the weather pattern is just a preview of what residents in B.C. can expect this fall.
“With La Nina, what we see is a cooling of the waters near the equator near the South Pacific,” says Patrick Cool, a meteorologist here at The Weather Network. “And what this does is it shifts the jet stream a little further north into Canada and throughout southern B.C.”
That means Vancouver is on the storm track and “this is why we're expecting more than average precipitation in the lower mainland,” explains Cool.
Already this September, Vancouver has seen more rain than June, July and August combined. They city is also on track to breaking its monthly rainfall record for September.
“It's definitely possible that Vancouver could break that record this month,” says Weather Network meteorologist Michelle Cassar.
While most residents we caught up with in Vancouver were hoping for a sunny and warm fall, one person doesn't seem to mind the rain at all.
“No snow. Don't have to shovel it. I don't care how hard it's raining. It's still beautiful,” said one optimistic Vancouverite.
For more information, take a closer look at our 2010 Fall Outlook.