When will summer arrive on the mid-Island?

If you're wondering where the heck summer is this year, you may be left waiting until the end of July or early August before the weather turns warm and sunny.

Dina and Wayne Budynski of Qualicum Beach don't let a few raindrops discourage them from a walk.

Dina and Wayne Budynski of Qualicum Beach don't let a few raindrops discourage them from a walk.

If you’re wondering where the heck summer is this year, you may be left waiting until the end of July or early August before the weather turns warm and sunny.

Yet, despite the rainy days liberally sprinkled between scant sunny days, Environment Canada reports June — and so far July — are close to normal in terms of temperature and precipitation, although certainly cooler overall.

Doug Lundquist, a regional meteorologist with Environment Canada, says June was on average for its temperatures on the mid-Island. On average, it was 15.1 degrees Celsius. Normal is 15.1.

Last month was also really dry, with only a recorded 9. millimeters of precipitation recorded at the Qualicum Beach airport. Normal for June is 44.9 mm.

July so far, said Lundquist, has turned out to be more like a typical June.

“July so far has been cooler than normal,” he said. “The long weekend saw some warm weather, but not it’s a degree or two below normal.”

Read more in Friday’s print edition of The News.

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