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Seven days of sun with some cloud in the qathet region forecast

Weather and climate offer glimpses into different conditions that both cause impacts
STEADY WEATHER: Weatherhood and Environment Canada are predicting a full seven days of mainly sunny skies with some clouds in the qathet region from Monday, May 13, to Sunday, May 19. A photo of qathet from a distance shows lush green forest surrounding the city. However, with the changing climate in BC, many places are faced with coming up with ways to mitigate heat domes and drought in certain regions.

The next seven days bring a mix of sun and cloud with daytime temperatures ranging from 18 to 20 degrees Celsius, a welcome weather forecast for residents in and visitors to the qathet region.

Springtime weather has been in effect for a couple months now, and luckily temperatures have been cool in the evening, but for the most part warming up by noon each day. The Weatherhood station above the Peak office and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) indicate a mix of sun and cloud throughout the week.

Although many people use the words weather and climate  interchangeably, according to ECCC, meteorology and climatology are quite different from each other.

"Weather is about the current conditions of the atmosphere at a specific moment in time, including details on temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, visibility and wind. Climate, however, focuses on long-term averages of detailed weather information.”

The study of weather, called meteorology, predicts atmospheric events like storms, hurricanes and tornadoes, and uses data analysis and computer models to forecast short-term conditions and study long-term trends, according to ECCC. Studying weather is important for many sectors such as agriculture, aviation and disaster management.

"Climatology looks at the interactions between the atmosphere, oceans, land surfaces and ice caps to better understand what drives the different climate patterns," indicated ECCC on its WeatherCAN app. "They also study natural and human-induced factors affecting climate change, informing policies in various fields like resource management, urban planning and agriculture."

To see the Weatherhood seven-day forecast, go to To watch ECCC senior climatologist David Phillips better explain what climatology is about, go to,

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