There was only 11mm of rain recorded in June where the monthly normal is 54mm here in Raincouver. We’ve had extreme drought conditions but this morning, waking up to the pitter patter of rain drops outside our windows, Vancouverites have been (mostly) rejoicing.
Some felt like this:
While others welcomed the soaking:
— travis lupick (@tlupick) July 24, 2015
Photos of pho, ramen, and warm soup lunches alongside soggy hiking gear, umbrellas, and droplet-covered windows have flooded in online.
— Make Vancouver (@MakeVancouver) July 24, 2015
Two things I'd almost forgotten this summer. Vancouver rain, and how to pants.
— Jay Holtslander (@j_holtslander) July 24, 2015
Newsflash: Vancouverites struggle with facial recognition as everyone suddenly returns to wearing black gortex. #raincity
— Natasha Irvine (@IrvineN) July 24, 2015
#Raincouver! Rejoice! Nothing like an early morning coffee sipped to the sound of rain.
— Savary Island Pie Co (@SavaryIslandPie) July 24, 2015
— Kamil Somaratne (@K_Somaratne) July 24, 2015
— #CapBridge (@capsuspbridge) July 24, 2015
— Alyssa Dawson (@AlyssaCDawson) July 24, 2015
Unfortunately this rain won’t be enough to top up our reservoirs, that have been reported at 69% of their usual levels, and we still have Stage 3 Watering Restrictions. However, it will nourish thirsty gardens, wash away some grime from our sidewalks and alleys, and invigorate our Wet Coast souls before another warm spell sets in to dry up our summer once more.