Cariboo residents might have noticed it feeling a lot like fall this morning.
Meteorologist, Lisa Coldwells with Environment Canada says although cooler, below normal temperature highs are in store for this first week of September, things will be warming up for the long weekend.
“Daytime temperatures are only going to be about 12 to 15 degrees so that really is cool for the beginning part of September, but there’s hope on the horizon for the long weekend,” she said.
“This trough will then move into the prairie provinces and the sun returns and temperatures are climbing up to about 20 degrees for the weekend-it’s actually very close to normal to what you would expect.”
Coldwells says normal highs for this time of month are around 21 degrees.
A powerful wind storm meanwhile from the weekend left thousands of BC Hydro customers in the lower mainland still without power.
Coldwells, says the Cariboo fared well due to the low-pressure system tracking south of the region.
“In Williams Lake on Saturday the highest wind recorded was from an easterly direction 40km/h gusting to 61km/h,” she said.
“Now because of the low position down in the lower mainland, the wind was coming out of the south so we had a variety of gusts around the region. One of the highest ones was Point Atkinson which is just off the tip of West Vancouver and it was 102 km/h.”
Coldwells says 6.6 mm of rain fell in Williams Lake with the system drenching the Vancouver area with 20 to 60 mm of precipitation.