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Earth Day in Squamish: Breathtaking photos and upcoming weather forecast

Look for a change in weather on Wednesday.

Happy Earth Day, Squamish. 

After a rather lovely spring weekend in Squamish, we can expect more of the same today, with sun, a high of 18 C and an overnight low of 5 C.

Squamish meteorologist Jason Ross says high pressure will continue to build over southwestern B.C. today and Tuesday, with drier conditions and warming temperatures. 

Tuesday will see a high of 18 C and an overnight low down to 6 C.

Ross says a weak cold front will cross the south coast Tuesday night into Wednesday, with showers. 

Wednesday will see showers and a high of 17 C , with an overnight low of 5 C. 

A broad upper trough over the province will bring a series of systems into next weekend with unsettled spring weather.

On Thursday, we can expect rain and a high of 15 C; overnight, it will dip down to 8 C. 

Friday, we can expect a high of 13 C, with showers; overnight, it will dip down to 7 C.

On this day

  • The average high temperature on April 22 in Squamish is 15.2 C, according to Environment Canada. 
  • The average overnight low temperature on this day is 4.5 C.
  • The hottest it has gotten (1983 to 2023) on this day was  23.8 C in 2005.
  • The lowest temperature we have seen was -2.5 C in 2008.
  • The greatest precipitation we have seen was 27 millimetres in 1984.

More on Earth Day

April 22, marks the anniversary of the start of the modern environmental movement in the U.S. in  1970.

Today marks the 54th anniversary of the annual celebration.

Now, Earth Day is marked around the world.

The theme of this year’s Earth Day is planet versus plastics, with a goal of reducing plastic production by 60% by 2040. 

Find out more about this movement and the history of Earth Day at www.earthday.org.

For up-to-the-minute downtown Squamish weather, go to our Weatherhood page. There is a weather station on The Squamish Chief’s roof on Second Avenue.

As always, there is plenty going on in Squamish this week and month; check out our online calendar for more.

**Please note that this story is updated often, as the weather changes.

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