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Slow start to summer, but get ready for lots of sun and heat!

Last Updated Jun 19, 2020 at 9:59 am PST

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Summary

Saturday marks the first day of Summer!

Meteorologist Russ Lacate says it'll be a sluggish start to the summer, but it's expected to ramp up later on

Don't forget to tune in to NEWS 1130 every 10 minutes to catch weather updates after traffic on the ones

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – We’re in store for a great summer, but you’ll have to wait a bit.

Friday marks the last day of spring, with Meteorologist Russ Lacate saying it’s going to be a sluggish start to the sun and heat.

“But I suspect [summer] is going to finish with a flourish,” he says. “This showery start to June we’re experiencing, it does continue, at times, through the end of the month and even into early July. Mind you, the temperature begins to skew a few degrees on the high-side of average.”

The recent cooler, cloudier, and wetter conditions we’ve been experiencing over the past few weeks have been a little more than usual, Russ notes.

However, the weeks to come will feature warmer temperatures, albeit still unsettled.

“It seems summer gets off to a slow start this year with frequent showers persisting into early July,” Russ says.

However, conditions change over the mid-July to mid-September timeframe.

“It’s expected drier, and warmer, and sunnier than average, and that is all across the Lower Mainland,” he says. “[More] than what we’re accustomed to when it comes to your west coast summer.”

Don’t forget to tune in to NEWS 1130 every 10 minutes to catch weather updates after traffic on the ones. You can also follow meteorologists Russ Lacate and Michael Kuss on Twitter for the latest.