Forecast calls for thunderstorms in Metro Vancouver on Sunday

May 2 2020, 11:27 am

Metro Vancouver is in the middle of a wet May weekend, and the rain is only set to get heavier on Sunday when there’s a risk of thunderstorms in the forecast.

Environment Canada says winds could gust up to 70 kilometres per hour Saturday night, before thunderclouds potentially roll in on Sunday. Thunderstorms are rare in Metro Vancouver compared to other parts of Canada, because this region doesn’t often get the combination of warmth and moisture needed to create the electrically charged storms.

The rainy weather has put a damper on weekend activities, but it could be good for curbing coronavirus spread. If more people stay at home instead of meeting friends for unsanctioned park hangouts, we could see fewer new coronavirus cases in the coming days and weeks.

The sun is set to come back on Tuesday, when the temperature will creep up to a high of 17C, Environment Canada says.

Thunderstorm forecast

Vancouver forecast May 2, 2020 (Environment Canada)

 

 

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