"It's looking more like fall": Cool, rainy weather persists across B.C.

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"It's looking more like fall": Cool, rainy weather persists across B.C.

Despite being over one thousand kilometres further south, parts of British Columbia’s southern coast have yet to hit 20°C benchmarks whereas parts of Alaska are racing towards 30°C.

Kamloops recently broke its record for the longest streak below 25°C and Comox has yet to see it's first 20°C reading this year. It is relatively rare that these cities have not yet recorded these temperatures since these regions' seasonal values for early June are 24°C and 19°C, respectively.

kamloops cold temps
kamloops cold temps

Unfortunately for those craving the heat, the early June forecast does not look promising.

"It's looking more like fall than June,” said Tyler Hamilton, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.

The cause of the unseasonably cool temperatures has been a stubborn trough pattern over the Pacific that is drawing in a constant parade of low pressure systems, which makes the atmosphere cold and unstable.

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Multiple rounds of wet Pacific lows have targeted the B.C. southern coast, setting the stage for possibly the wettest June the province has seen in decades. Comox has already approached its monthly average rainfall for June (40mm) in just four days.

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B.C. residents have already been on heightened flood alert earlier this month. The B.C. River Forecast Centre has issued flood watches for Dean River, Liard River, Skeena River, and Bulkley River.

With June's continued wet pattern ahead, there is a risk that more precipitation could arrive.

Forecasters say that residents should remain up to date with recommendations and alerts from local authorities and have a safety plan to prepare for any flood potential through June.

Stay tuned to The Weather Network for the latest updates on the flood threat across B.C.

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