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End of April feels warmer in qathet

Evening temperatures remain on the chilly side
WEATHERHOOD: Over the weekend high winds were felt in the qathet region. For Monday, April 29, the temperature was at one degree Celsius in the early morning and rose to 11 degrees in the afternoon. South east winds were blowing at 20 kilometres an hour at Third Beach on Sunday, April 28, where the photo above was taken.

Monday, April 29, was partly cloudy for most of the day with a high temperature of 11 degrees Celsius and a low of one degree, with a 25 per cent chance of rain showers overnight, according to the Weatherhood station above the Peak office.

Tuesday to Friday residents in the qathet region will see mostly sun in the daytime with temperatures around 12 degrees on Tuesday, 14 degrees on Wednesday, and rising to 17 degrees by Friday with a chance of showers overnight. 

Environment and Climate Change Canada is inviting the public to join a citizen-science weather network called Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow (CoCoRaHS Canada).

According to CoCoRaHS, the group needs more "participants in the weather community, where volunteers measure and report precipitation daily through the website or app."

Currently the group has more than 700 hundred volunteers across Canada, but there are gaps in the network, especially in the western and northern regions. The citizen-science non-profit operates in the United States and Canada. The community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds work together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow).   

"In Canada, our meteorologists use this data to assess the severity of storm systems and monitor monthly/seasonal precipitation amounts. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada use it to help monitor drought conditions, and many other organizations and individuals use this important information regularly, including flood forecast agencies and emergency responders," according to Environment and Climate Change Canada.

By becoming a citizen-scientist people can submit observations and instantly view updated maps and databases. To find out how to join the network go to

Weatherhood can be found on the Peak website and as an app on your mobile phone.

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