City issues extreme weather alert for Vancouver, opens additional shelters

Nov 21 2019, 4:38 pm

The City of Vancouver has issued an Extreme Weather Alert due to cold temperatures expected overnight.

According to a tweet from the city, additional shelter space will be open to ensure residents have a safe, warm place to sleep.

Extra shelter space will be open at the following locations:

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The city is urging anyone sleeping outside to come to the safety of the shelters.

The city opens extreme weather response shelters when temperatures dip below 0°C or “feel like” below 0°C with windchill, or when there is sleet, freezing rain, snow accumulation, sustained high winds, or rainfall of at least 50 mm in a 24-hour period.

According to Environment Canada’s Vancouver forecast, temperatures will dip to 1°C this evening.

The cold temperatures are expected to stick around ,and according to The Weather Network, Vancouver’s first dusting of snow could occur next Thursday.