Up to 5 cm of snow in Metro Vancouver’s forecast this weekend

Jan 21 2021, 10:42 pm

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Metro Vancouver ahead of this weekend’s expected snowfall.

The bulletin 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

A ridge of high pressure will bring clear skies and cool conditions throughout the day on Saturday, followed by a low-pressure system and cloudy skies later in the afternoon.

“Snow is forecast to begin Saturday night and continue into Sunday,” says Environment Canada. “By Sunday afternoon snow will become mixed with rain in many areas.”

Between 2 to 5 cm of snow is expected for the Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast; anywhere from 5 to 15 cm is expected for areas of Vancouver Island.

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