Sunny skies in Metro Vancouver's forecast this week

Dec 19 2017, 8:44 pm

Residents in the Metro Vancouver region will receive a much-needed extended reprieve from inclement weather this week as the forecast calls for sunny weather and clear skies beginning Tuesday.

According to Environment Canada, a strong ridge of high pressure will move into the South Coast bringing fair conditions to the region through the weekend. Temperatures will also rise this later week, up to a daytime high of 15°C beginning on Friday.

The calm spring-like weather follows the consecutive windstorms that hit the region since Wednesday afternoon. While heavy rainfall was experienced in the cities, the North Shore mountains received a windfall of snow – approximately 50 cms of fresh snow over a 48 hour period during the weekend.

Of course, the optimal weather coincides with the spring break period for elementary and high school students. Expect larger crowds at outdoor attractions and the local ski hills.

However, the forecast for today (Monday) calls for rainfall beginning in the afternoon with a chance of thunderstorms.

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