Where’s the rain? Vancouver on track for driest September in years

If you’ve noticed less rain than usual this month around Vancouver, you’d be right.

As of Thursday, Sept. 22, the region has only seen about seven millimetres of rain. That’s significantly down from the norm, which is about 51 millimetres, according to Meteorologist Michael Kuss.

While the number is drastically different from the usual, it’s not a record.

Kuss says in 2012, the Vancouver area saw a mere five millimetres of rain all September.

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Meanwhile, to contrast more recent numbers, September 2021 was one of the wettest ever, with 155 millimetres.

Rain is in the forecast for Vancouver and the surrounding region Friday. Kuss also says while the fall isn’t expected to bring any sort of “deluge,” the Lower Mainland will “likely see rain every three to five days.”

Currently, the Lower Mainland Basin is categorized as being in “Drought Level 4” out of a possible six.

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