Monday was another warm day across Vancouver Island with records falling in five places.
Beaches and shoreline parks were busy with sun worshippers and looked more like the beginning of August than the beginning of May as at least five record temperatures were set before 5pm on Vancouver Island.
Port Alberni hit 28 degrees beating the old 1998 record of 22.
Victoria hit 27 degrees beating the old record of 25 in 1945.
Nanaimo also reached 27 degrees which was higher than the old record of 23 in 1991.
Campbell River hit 24, one degree better than the old record in 1991.
Tofino’s temperature reached 22 degrees beating the old record of 20 also set in 1991.
The warm spring weather has been good for green thumbs meaning nurseries have been busy.
“April I believe is probably a record and in the thirty years we’ve been doing it I don’t recall that we’ve ever had tomatoes ready for Mothers Day so it’s a record in that way” said Yvonne Colyn of Colyn’s Nursery in Port Alberni.
The beginning of May also signals the start of water conservation measures in many municipalities where watering is now limited to odd and even days depending on your street address.
This, as the snowpack has dwindled substantially in the alpine on over the last month.