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Hot, dry weather continues into July

Last Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 7:33 am PDT

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June was three degrees higher than normal with a high of 22.2 degrees

Rainfall was 80 per cent lower than normal last month with only 11 millimetres hitting the ground

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – We are officially kicking off the July work week and you can expect the weather to look a lot like it did last month.

NEWS 1130 Meteorologist Russ Lacate explains things will continue to be hot and dry and he explains we also broke a few records.

“Overall, the average daily high was 22.2 degrees but when you compare to normal which is 19.6 degrees, we’re almost three degrees above average every single day. If you look at how many days we had a temperature over 20 degrees — it happened 24 times out of 30, normally we would have only 12 warm days in the month of June.”

The month of May this year was the driest on record in Metro Vancouver with June coming in fourth place.

“And it rained three times for a total of 11 millimetres, we are 80 per cent below for rainfall and typically we would have 12 rainy days in the month of June.”

The drought will continue into July with Russ expecting it to be unseasonably hot today with a high of 32 degrees inland and 26 degrees by the water.