Weather heats up for the end of April

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Warm weather is on the way as we near the end of a damp, breezy April. According to the latest Environment Canada forecast, temperatures should rise to seasonal averages by next Thursday.

“We're definitely expecting a warming trend,” says Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist.

“We expect temperatures to go to a high of 18 degrees for Wednesday and Thursday,” he says.

That's just a degree or two above the seasonal average for this time of year. Lundquist says the week will start out with 14 degrees on Monday, then 17 on Tuesday, rising gradually into Thursday.

But the spring showers will be hanging around for the weekend.

“Temperatures will be colder than average for Saturday and Sunday,” Lundquist says, hovering around 9 or 10 degrees.

Keep in mind the forecast will vary depending on your elevation and how close you are to the lake. “The waterfront tends to be a couple degrees cooler,” Lundquist says. Those living closer to the airport can expect slightly warmer temperatures.

You can follow up-to-date weather reports on the government website, which features a new look for easier navigation.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Julie Whittet at or call (250)718-0428.

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