Residents in Metro Vancouver can expect a well-timed reprieve from the wind and rain as the forecast calls for consecutive days of sunshine for the remainder of the Thanksgiving long weekend through mid-week.
Environment Canada’s latest forecast predicts sunshine until Wednesday thanks to a strong high pressure system, with rainfall expected to return beginning on Wednesday.
Daytime temperature highs will hover between the low and mid-teens during the day and fall to a low of around 5°C overnight.
The conditions are perfect for outdoor activities; the mild, pleasant autumn weather creates some of the most comfortable hiking conditions, but please dress appropriately as temperatures fall quickly and ensure you leave yourself plenty of daylight. And as the region recently experienced a major rainfall event, slopes can be slippery and rocks may be loose.
Whistler Blackcomb’s upper elevations received its first big snowfall of the season when 16 centimetres fell overnight at Roundhouse Lodge.
While Metro Vancouver experienced rain and wind over the last few days, Calgary saw its first major snowfall of the year, and Toronto and Montreal experienced a rare fall heat with temperatures reaching up to 24°C, without humidity factored in.
— Brad Novak (@YYCSpotter) October 9, 2016