A special weather statement remains in effect over Metro Vancouver, calling for “the coldest conditions seen this season.”
The bulletin was issued over the weekend by Environment Canada and is in effect for the following areas:
- Metro Vancouver – central including the City of Vancouver Burnaby and New Westminster
- Metro Vancouver – North Shore including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
- Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
- Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley
- Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta
“Following a relatively mild first half of winter, a transition to much colder conditions continues throughout BC,” says the weather agency.
A blast of Arctic air is forecast to approach the south coast of the province on Monday. The temperature will continue to drop on Tuesday as “more Arctic air is forced southwards.”
Environment Canada says that coastal areas will see temperatures 5°C to 10°C below normal, “making for the coldest conditions seen this season.”
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Metro Vancouver’s forecast currently calls for a 30% of showers or flurries on Monday and a low of -6°C. Combined with the wind chill, however, it’ll feel closer to -8°C.
Wednesday is another notable day for this week’s forecast with a 60% chance of flurries, windy conditions, and a low of -12°C.
If it’s any consolation, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday call for sunny skies or a mix of sun and cloud throughout the day. The weekly high will range between -2°C and 4°C, while the low temperature will range from -12°C and -4°C.