Special weather statement issued as coldest winter temperatures to hit Vancouver

Feb 2 2019, 5:49 pm

As we mentioned yesterday, you can only avoid old man winter for so long.

And now, it seems, our date with cold weather has arrived — at least according to the special weather statement released by Environment Canada this morning.

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In fact, temperatures are expected to be 5 to 10 degrees below seasonal averages, which will make for the coldest conditions seen in Vancouver so far this season. Not to mention, “increasing chances of snow” are also in the works.

Temperatures are expected to drop this evening, as “Cold Arctic air is currently pushing southwards across the interior of the province and is expected to arrive Saturday night or early Sunday.”

Sunday’s forecast is calling for a few rain showers or flurries changing to a few flurries near noon. With a local snowfall amount of 2 cm.

It turns out it’s not all spring flowers forever over here.

Environment Canada’s special weather statement is currently in effect for:

  • City of Vancouver – including Burnaby and New Westminster
  • Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
  • Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley
  • Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta
  • North Shore – including West Vancouver and North Vancouver

Stay warm out there, Vancouver!