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A hot and dry long weekend ahead

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Rainfall is more than 90% below average in Metro Vancouver

LOWER MAINLAND (NEWS 1130) – We are in for a scorcher this Labour Day long weekend.

NEWS 1130 Meteorologist Russ Lacate says we could hit the mid 30s tomorrow. He says it’s been a dry few weeks, and that could lead to a few problems.

“While local reservoirs have apparently not yet dipped to perilously low levels, it is somewhat concerning that thus far — 10 weeks into the summer season — our rainfall is more than 90 per cent below average in Metro Vancouver, with none in sight.”

He adds it’s been awhile since we’ve seen rain.

“The last time we had sufficient enough rainfall to clear the air and green up the grass somewhat around here was August 13 — five to 15 millimetres of rain on that day. But it’s been mostly dry ever since, and it’s about to turn hotter and hazier all over again: Weekend temperatures in the 30s with deteriorating air quality in the outlook by early next week.”

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