It’s official, Tuesday’s rain broke the 61-year-old rainfall record across Metro Vancouver by more than four millimetres.
So it may be a cliché, but this March proved there’s a reason we call it “raincouver.”
Global News Meteorologist Michael Kuss says compared to the average, we’ve seen almost double the rain we usually see in March.
“The rainfall for the month looks like it will at least be in the top three for the rainiest month of March recorded at the airport, we’re pushing 200 millimetres, it’s the rainiest since 2007.”
Record rainfall for YVR in Jeopardy today. It's 25.1mm from 1956. pic.twitter.com/K8OWiSQ3GS
— Michael Kuss (@michaelkusswx) March 28, 2017
The current record for most precipitation in March was set in 1997 with 240 millimetres.
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Kuss says those thinking it was a particularly dreary month, they were right.
“It’s not only been wet with the amount of rain, but it’s rained almost every day. All but two days around the entire Lower Mainland of rain, and even at the airport we’ve got one other day when we didn’t really see any rain. But basically 26 of the 29 days we’ve seen rain, even at the airport.”
A rainfall warning for Metro Vancouver ended Wednesday afternoon.