Rain will continue to fall through the night (Aug. 7), and tomorrow will be slightly cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of showers before the sun and heat returns next week. (File photo)

Rain will continue to fall through the night (Aug. 7), and tomorrow will be slightly cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of showers before the sun and heat returns next week. (File photo)

Fraser Valley sees rain after 53 days, following record-breaking dry spell

Previous rain-drought record for Abbotsford was 39 days in 1961, according to Environment Canada

And on the 53rd day, it rained.

Light showers have fallen on the Fraser Valley after a record-breaking dry spell, providing slight relief for the parched conditions.

Rain will continue to fall through the night (Aug. 7), and tomorrow will be slightly cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of showers before the sun and heat returns next week.

The reprieve is the result of a low-pressure system being pushed on to the coast, which could result in 10 to 20 milimetres across the Lower Mainland, according to The Weather Network.

This has been the longest-recorded rain drought at Environment Canada’s weather station at the Abbotsford International Airport. The previous record of 39 days, was set in 1961.

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