Greater Victoria sees first rain in five weeks 

Greater Victoria sees first rain in five weeks 

Most of Greater Victoria woke up to rain Monday morning, but one day of showers won’t affect drought conditions plaguing Vancouver Island.

Meteorologist Bobby Sekhon of Environment and Climate Change Canada says Greater Victoria hasn’t seen measurable precipitation since June 19.

“It’s like a couple of drops in an empty bucket,” said Sekhon.

Areas on Vancouver Island saw anywhere from 10 to 40 millimetres Monday, but the fire danger rating still ranges from high to extreme, according to Coastal Fire Centre’s Kyla Preto. She says no amount of rain before the end of summer would rescind the current ban on campfires.

“Unfortunately, the risk is just way too high right now,” said Preto.

As for the next system, Sekhon says we’re in for another stretch of dry, warm weather.

“Unfortunately, we’re not seeing any other organized systems after this low passes through.”

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