This summer is expected to be warmer than usual in British Columbia, and that’s bad news for farmers and firefighters.
“If you’re in agriculture or if you’re in forestry, perhaps, you’re not looking forward to temperatures that are above normal.”
Meteorologist Lisa Coldwells says the Pacific Ocean is currently experiencing a trend that will have a lasting impact.
“And it’s been there all winter. It’s going to influence, sort of the long term, average, seasonal weather.”
She says Environment Canada uses ocean temperatures to track trends on land. In Vancouver, we can expect the temperature in June to rise from the average of 16 degrees.