It’s going to be a cold one in Vancouver this week. So cold that Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the region.
On Monday, December 18, Environment Canada issued a weather alert for the City of Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, and the North Shore stating that snow is likely over higher terrain on Tuesday, with flurries possible on Thursday.
According to the statement, the weather will become more wintery over the south coast this week.
On Tuesday, a system moving into the area that will bring a mix of rain and snow which may begin tonight over most South Coast communities. Environment Canada says that snowfall amounts will vary significantly from region to region and especially with elevation.
“Over the mainland South Coast there will be lesser snow amounts with about 5 cm of accumulation over higher urbanized communities. Howe Sound and Whistler will get closer to 10 cm Tuesday,” states the weather alert, which also said that much of the snow fall will melt on Wednesday.
But more snow is likely on Thursday over the mainland coast, as an Arctic front drops down from the BC Interior. This will bring a cold front that will take over the area for the rest of the week. By Friday night the lows will plummet to between -5°C and -10°C, so get ready to bundle up, Vancouver.