Everybody knows about Raincouver, we always make jokes of that in the orientations with our new candidates… But lately what is my surprise? The most of the newcomers says oh no, it’s ok, actually is not that bad, it’s better than home … What???
In Spain everybody has the mental image of Canada like the North Pole…even after 5 months here, and a perfect and sunny summer at Vancouver, my friends still advise my Irene please wear proper clothes, Canada is extremely cold!
And as Spanish, and more if you live in Madrid where the average temperature of the year is around 20 grades Celsius of course is not that crazy to think that Canada is pretty cold! But grandma, friends… Canada in general is cold, but Vancouver is kind of warm. It rains yes, I won’t deny, but it’s not (so far) a heavy rain, so the most the times you can walk without umbrella.
Vancouver has around 160 days of rain per year…do you know how many days in Madrid? 58!!But investigating a little bit about the rainiest European cities; here is the top ten!
|2. Oslo, Norway||232|
|3. London, UK||226|
|4. Brussels, Belgium||220|
|5. Amsterdam, Netherlands||214|
|6. Helsinki, Finland||203|
|7. Stockholm, Sweden||164|
|8. Vienna, Austria||160|
|9. Prague, Czech Republic||143|
|10. Dublin, Ireland||139|
Now I understand! We have so many people from Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands… and it rains more there that here!!!But not more, it rains almost 100 days more…oh god! I don’t know why Spanish people we always associated Canada like the rainiest and coldest place in the world…and then you just got surprise that not that far from home it can be much colder and rainier!
Speaking in general the weather in Vancouver, is not that bad!( I am Spanish..remember 20 grades, 58 raining days… so trust me!)It’s even warm! Of course I am not going to wear flip flop or sandals like some locals…but I am not lying, you can live perfectly here! And in some point you will even like the rain! Why do you think Vancouver is so green?
So for some people will be Raincouver but for other people can be Suncouver.. Oh god I love differences!
Enjoy the rain or the sun!