Third Arctic outflow warning calls for wind chills up to -20°C in Metro Vancouver

Feb 12 2021, 8:28 am

Environment Canada has issued a third Arctic outflow warning for parts of Metro Vancouver as wind chills of up to -20°C are expected on Friday morning.

The alert was re-issued in the early hours of February 12, and in effect for several 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

Wind chills will range from -10°C to -20°C this morning, according to the weather authority.

The cold Arctic outflow winds that have been thrashing Metro Vancouver this week are expected to continue through to Saturday morning.

“Ensure that shelter is provided for pets and outdoor animals,” the alert warns. “Be prepared for unusually cold temperatures and strong winds.”

Despite the chill this morning, Environment Canada notes that it won’t be as cold on Friday night, and temperatures will continue to moderate this weekend.

Friday’s forecast calls for a high of 1°C and a mix of sun and cloud throughout the day.

Temperatures will dip to -2°C tonight, and there’s a 70% chance of light snow.

The flurries are expected to continue throughout the weekend before turning to rain on Sunday night.

Despite the potential snow, temperatures should be above freezing throughout the long weekend.

Arctic outflow Metro Vancouver

Environment Canada

Hopefully, this will be the last of the Arctic air Metro Vancouver sees.