June-uary continuing in Comox Valley

Although the calendar may officially say it is summer, the references to June-uary may not disappear anytime soon.

MAKING THE BEST of cool

MAKING THE BEST of cool

Although the calendar may officially say it is summer, the references to June-uary may not disappear anytime soon.

Although the summer solstice officially happens at 4:08 p.m. Wednesday in British Columbia, the long-range forecast makes the weather feel more like fall.

According to Environment Canada, the only sunny day until next Monday is coincidentally Wednesday (officially the first day of summer), with a predicted high of 20 degrees.

The rest of the week is forecast to be rainy with a strong likelihood of showers but warm, with temperatures ranging from 19 to 14.

Although the sun feels as though it has been missing for most of the month, the average high this month (16.2) has not been too far off of the overall average (19.4).

The record for the warmest day in June at the Comox weather station was 34.4 on June 9, 1969, while the coldest was 0.5, on June 5, 1988.

If residents feels a bit waterlogged this month, there is good reason. As of June 18, the total precipitation so far is 51 millimetres, more than the average rainfall for the entire month of 44.2 mm.

Environment Canada is predicting a 60-per-cent chance of showers for both Thursday and Friday, and 70-per-cent Saturday.

The one upside to the weather this month is when the sunny days do appear, we receive more than 16 hours of sunlight. The sunrise for   Wednesday — the longest day of the year — is predicted at 5:12 a.m., with sunset predicted at 10:31 p.m.

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