Bundle up, Vancouver.
Environment Canada’s Special Weather Statement remains in effect, and the weather agency is calling for a “cold and blustery week ahead.”
The weather statement is in effect for:
- 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
Environment Canada says that arctic air is expected to reach the coast by Wednesday night.
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“Temperatures will dip below the freezing mark for most coastal communities,” writes Environment Canada. “The Arctic air will deepen throughout the week supporting temperatures and wind chill values down to the -5°C to – 10°C range.”
As a result, anyone who works or plans to spend time outside is advised to dress warmly, in layers, and to use a wind-resistant outer layer when possible.
“Travellers are encouraged to add winter emergency kits to their vehicles which include a blanket, extra clothes, and boots.”