Kelowna on the last day of February. (Photo Credit: KelownaNow)
If you were looking for further confirmation that spring has sprung in B.C., here it is.
The Weather Network is out with this long-range weather forecast for Canada is predicting a warmer and dryer than normal spring for the province.
They do warn that March will be close to seasonal in temperature.
“It’s been very warm across B.C.,” said Chris Scott, chief meteorologist for The Weather Network. “We think some of the Arctic air, at times, is going to back into more of Alberta and B.C. It’s not going to be brutally cold, but not quite warm as it’s been, relative to normal.”
But, the above normal temperatures will return in April and May, which is good news for outdoor enthusiasts.
“We do think the warmth will take over again,” said Scott. “So we’re going to continue this stretch of above-normal conditions, especially for the coast and southern interior.”
The province is in for normal levels are precipitation. That combined with less moisture in the winter and the lower normal snowpack, raises concerns for the upcoming fire season.
While B.C. will experience paradise-like weather, winter won’t be letting go of the rest of Canada anytime soon.
The network says that due to a bitter cold winter that has already been felt over much of the country, it’s going to take a bit longer for the spring weather to hit.
It’s going to be a colder-than-normal March from Alberta all the way to the eastern provinces.