Vancouver Has a Shot at the Title

I’m in Vancouver in meetings, and mid-winter weather here is always bleakly amusing, with endless rain being predominant. Cold rain, horizontal rain, hard rain, light rain, and then more rain. Even by Vancouver’s wet standards, however, the last few weeks have been … outliers:

No rainfall record set just yet, but one’s on the way
Jonathan Fowlie, Vancouver sun; with files from the Victoria Times Colonist
Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Vancouver is expected to record its 23rd consecutive day of rain today, bringing the soggy city one day closer to a record set in early 1953.

“We have a shot at the record,” Brian Robilliard, meteorologist at the Pacific storm prediction centre, said Monday, noting the longest known stretch of rain in Vancouver history is 28 days, recorded between Jan. 7 and Feb. 3 in 1953. [Emphasis mine]


  1. Nigel deGruyther says:

    Just as Inuit have many words for snow, Vancouverites have many descriptions of rain…

  2. And the skiing in Whistler is amazing!

  3. That is nothing! We are on day 24 here in Seattle with forecasters saying there is a decent chance of up to 11 more days of rain….that would break our previous record of 33 consecutive days. Any one care to invest in an early stage ark?
    Love your blog. Feel free to check us out when you have airport time to kill…