The end of Labour Day weekend signals the end of the summer normally. People return from vacations, kids head back to school (or they would here in BC if not for this horrendous provincial regime), and university students take up classes again. The weather here in Vancouver sure did its part today to remind everyone that yes, summer was indeed over. Like a switch, the temperatures cooled down, the skies opened up to torrential rains, and the city was blanketed with a very familiar grey overcast vibe.

It was almost as if nature itself knew the calendar and wanted remind Vancouverites that blue skies and warm temperatures were relics of August and that September was far from the kind mistress everyone had enjoyed just a few weeks ago. People wore pants today for the first time in months. I myself had to actually use an umbrella today (I got a replacement from the one stolen from Alaska). Though I resisted today, wearing a light jacket would have been prudent.

The forecast calls for the sun to return on Thursday and it won’t go away until Monday. The highs, however, will only reach the very low 20s, a sure sign that autumn is definitely on its way. Farewell summer of 2014.

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