Revelstoke's Smokey Bear keeps an eye out for wildfires.

Revelstoke's Smokey Bear keeps an eye out for wildfires.

‘Monsoon in June’ then dry July in Revelstoke

A wet June in Revelstoke gave way to a record-breaking dry July this year.

A wet June in Revelstoke gave way to a record-breaking dry July this year.

Revelstoke beat a record for low precipitation in July, totalling just 6.2 mm last month. The previous record was set in 1922.

The wildfire danger rating remains listed at extreme in the Revelstoke area.

As of August 1, campfires are still permitted, but must be small in size.

Environment Canada is predicting a mixed bag of weather for the August long weekend, with highs in the mid-20s. Sun, thunderstorms, cloud and precipitation are on the menu over the weekend.