Frigid winds from arctic coming to Vancouver this weekend

Dec 19 2017, 9:00 am

If you thought the cold air over the last few days was bad, you’ve experienced nothing yet. The worst of the cold air from the arctic front has yet to arrive.

Temperatures have been hovering just above or below 1 degree Celsius and will continue into today. With some cloud cover, ending just after noon, Environment Canada is also forecasting a 30 per cent possibility of flurries in the city this morning.

However, by Thursday night, temperatures are expected to go down to as low as -8 degrees Celsius. On Friday and Saturday, Vancouverites could see a daytime high of -2 degrees Celsius with a low of -10 degrees Celsius and a wind chill of -17.

Fraser Valley residents will see the brunt of the arctic outflow with temperatures ranging between -20 to -25 C with the windchill factor accounted for.

Sunny weather will remain for the weekend. Current forecasts call for the possibility of snowfall for early next week.


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