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It rained on 27 of 30 days in November, tying a Vancouver record set in 1953

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You weren’t dreaming if you thought that Vancouver saw rain on almost every day in November.

Out of the month’s 30 days, 27 of them recorded some rainfall, tying a previous record set in 1953.

“At least some rain fell in Vancouver on each of the last 22 days of November, making it one of the longest wet streaks on record for the month,” said Global BC meteorologist Mark Madryga.

“Even with so many rainy days, total rainfall at the Vancouver Airport was surprisingly just under 200 millimetres, making it only slightly higher than the long-term average for the month of near 190 millimetres.

“The wettest day was on the 19th of the month, when 28 millimetres landed in the rain gauge.”

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Several places in B.C. exceeded their November averages, however.

They included Squamish (570 millimetres compared to an average of 391 millimetres),  the Victoria airport (193 millimetres compared to an average 153 millimetres) and Fort St. John (83 centimetres of snow, when the average for November is 33 centimetres).

But Madryga said a change in the weather is on the way.

Most of British Columbia is heading into a drier weather pattern beginning this weekend, starting Sunday on the South Coast.

This drier weather should last for a week or more,” he said.

“Under a clear sky overnight, several frosty mornings are on the way next week for the South Coast, but afternoon temperatures will be well above freezing,” Madryga added.

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